Produced by the same editorial team responsible for each quarterly issue of This England, and packed with stunning colour photographs and poems and articles on a wide range of subjects, our new Annual promises to be more popular than ever before. As well as providing regular readers of the magazine with a much-anticipated “fifth issue”, This England’s Annual is also top of many people’s lists when deciding what to give a friend or relative as a great value, easy-to-purchase gift. There is also a quiz, pages of jokes to make you chuckle, glorious colour photographs depicting England throughout the year, a series of pictures portraying “Old London”, and much, much more.
•THE SHIPPING FORECAST: “Viking, Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight…” We tell the story behind this much-loved English institution.
•RUDYARD KIPLING: His poem “If” was recently voted the nation’s favourite. We look at the life and work of one of England’s greatest writers.
•A MOST PECULIAR PARK: Dinosaurs lurk in the undergrowth, stone sphinxes guard a flight of steps that leads…nowhere. A site in London still evokes the lost glories of the Crystal Palace.
•THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS: Red roses for love, snowdrops for hope, marigolds for despair…for the Victorians, the blooms they gave or received were laden with meaning.
•EXPLORING ENGLAND’S INNS: From Black Horse and Red Lion to Royal Oak and Cross Keys, the names of our pubs tell tales of history, legend and local industry.