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  Product Name: Southwold   
  Category: Books  
  Description: Southwold - An Earthly Paradise is a collection of vividly written essays that take the reader through the evolution of the town from a mediaeval fishing community, prosperous enough to build a magnificent church, to its modern identity as a popular, yet unspoilt, holiday town. However its history is a troubled one.The sea, despite its changing moods has been the only constant in a past in which fire, famine and plague have devastated the town. A rich treasure of silver and silver gilt lies on the bottom of the coast of Southwold. It is a reminder of one of the fiercest fights in British history. The Battle of Sole Bay was fought against the Dutch in 1672 and the bloody confrontation is fully described and illustrated with contemporary paintings and drawings. The greatest genius of English literature, William Shakespeare, heads an extraordinary cast of writers to have visited Southwold, including Algernon Swinburne,Thomas Hardy,Walter de la Mare, George Orwell, P. D. James and Esther Freud. J. M.W.Turner, one of Britainís most celebrated artists, is known to have visted Southwold on many occasions and Geoffrey Munn has, for the first time, identified a number of drawings of Southwold by Turner.Whistler, Sickert,Wilson Steer, Spencer, and Damien Hirst have all followed in Turnerís footsteps.The text is lavishly illustrated with their work and all the 160 plates are in color. 263 pages, illustrated.

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