Ghastly Good Taste: Or, a Depressing Story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture by John Betjeman
English | February 2nd, 2012 | ASIN: B007C5THYG, ISBN: 0218511566, 0571245684 | 456 Pages | EPUB | 0.33 MB
'My own interest started in seeking out what was old. When the guide told me that this was the bed in which Queen Elizabeth slept, I believed him. When owners of country cottages in Suffolk told me their cottage was a thousand years old, I believed them too. I thought that this or that church was the smallest in England, and that secret passages ran under ruined monasteries, so that monks could get to the nearest convent without being seen. The older anything was the lovelier I thought it.'