Villages of Britain: The Five Hundred Villages that Made the Countryside
"[From] one of the country's foremost architectural historians... Villages of Britain is a deliciously browsable guidebook as well as a glittering store of anecdote and esoteric information. But Clive Aslet also makes you think about what makes a place worth living in and how to keep it that way."
—The Wall Street Journal
"He writes wonderfully in Villages of Britain... an enjoyable and informative Miscellany, or Cabinet of Curiosities"
—Victoria Glendinning, The Spectator
"An impressive and mammoth undertaking... [an] endlessly fascinating and compellingly addictive book."
—The Chicago Tribune
"The gazetteer, or geographical dictionary, with its simultaneously exhaustive and fragmentary nature, seems remarkably suited to our times... "
"A glorious patchwork of our island history... Aslet writes so easily and well, and his approach is so jaunty that it is hard to put his book down."