The range of hidden places that is featured in this book is wide. There are European spots in Great Britain, Scandinavia, France and more. There are also destinations in African, Asia, Australia, Canada and the U.S. Truly a world tour for armchair travelers.
In the introduction the author talks about what hidden means in the context of this book; her answer is wide ranging. What I take from it is partly the amazing sense of discovery and opportunity for some insight that one can find in unexpected locales.
The text in this title is accompanied by lovely illustrations. The paintings are appealing and definitely made me wish that I could visit some of these places.
The author writes evocatively as this example from her first hidden place shows: Tyneham:
There are no parcels piled up in the post office these days; no jars of liquorice on the counter nor sounds of telegrams being relayed form the back room. ..The terraced cottages once quaintly thatched, lie ruined and roofless…this solemn little village has lost its villagers. Or rather, they’ve lost it.
Readers who continue on will learn why this is the case and how they can visit.
I found this unusual travel book to be intriguing. I think that I will purchase a copy when it is published.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an hoenst review.