Mysterious Britain by Homer Sykes

3 out of 5 stars

I have long had a fascination with some of the most ancient elements of our landscapes. Why people chose to move huge stones from one place to another that had special significance and raise them up in a particular way is something that we may never be able to answer.

We supposedly have more prehistoric monuments than any other country in Europe, the most famous is of course, Stonehenge, but how many know of the others around the country. In Mysterious Britain, Homer Sykes has travelled all over the UK from the far north in Orkney to the very southern point of Cornwall to record images of 110 of these places.

It is not a bad book overall and is a good companion volume to another book I have called, The Modern Antiquarian by Julian Cope. Some of the pictures in here are pretty good, but others I think were taken when the light wasn’t quite right and are a bit flat. It does have a great bibliography too.

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2 Comments

  1. Liz Dexter

    Oh I love the Julian Cope – have you read his autobiography, too? Such a diverse range of interests and writings! Good to know this one isn’t superb, as I also have a weakness for such things.

    • Paul

      I haven’t as yet. I was never a fan of his music. I did like it, but the photos let it down a litte

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