Our Kent


5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

The stories, some of them already centuries old, are given new life in this book, which makes the perfect companion for the author’s Tales of Old Kent (Countryside Books) which was first published in 1986 and is still a popular purchase in bookshops. Our Kent, though, is different in that, instead of the more familiar prose, this book tells the stories in verse form. There are 80 pages containing 70 different poems that offer an easy-read introduction to some of the most enduring and endearing examples of the exceptionally rich heritage of fact and fable that is kept alive in this favoured south-east corner of England.

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Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 230 x 150 x 10 mm

3 reviews for Our Kent

  1. 5 out of 5

    A really fun and engaging read of short poems and what’s more, they are about factual places around where I live. It was like a little history lesson of our County which was great to read in a unique way.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Treat yourself to this amusing and affectionate telling in verse of the history, legends and landscapes of Kent, from the invasion of the Romans and Norsemen to the Eurostar, and including the occasional legend such as Tovil’s sticky-fingered inhabitants and history such as the famed peasants’ revolt. It’s great stuff. Well worth dipping in and out of again and again.

  3. 5 out of 5

    What a great book with stories of Kent, past and present, told in verse. I loved the whole book and will refer to it now and again over a glass of wine (from Biddenden of course!), but one of my favorites has to be A Kentish Man of Kent. Brilliant.

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