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Up to a Point: In Search of Pyramids in Britain and Ireland David Winpenny

Up to a Point: In Search of Pyramids in Britain and Ireland

David Winpenny

Published July 28th 2009
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404 pages
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From Inverness to Cornwall, from Pembrokeshire to Norfolk, from the Antrim Coast to County Cork, the pyramids of Britain and Ireland are little-known but of great variety and interest.In a series of journeys around both countries, David WinpennyMoreFrom Inverness to Cornwall, from Pembrokeshire to Norfolk, from the Antrim Coast to County Cork, the pyramids of Britain and Ireland are little-known but of great variety and interest.In a series of journeys around both countries, David Winpenny tells the story of the mausoleums, memorials, garden ornaments, pumps, wellheads, boathouses, beacons, sculptures, churches, offices, shops, sports halls, swimming pools, cinemas, navigation marks and general pyramidal oddities that turn up in the most unexpected places - and of their builders.The trail leads from eccentrics to engineers, via martyrs, philanthropists, ghosts, kings, musicians, heroes and villains. It uncovers forgotten corners of history and highlights unusual discoveries, like Britains only cast - iron pyramid, a Scottish Formica pyramid, an Irish pyramid that sheltered the IRA and a Welsh one made of road signs.With an introduction that sets the pyramids of Britain and Ireland in their historical perspective, Up to a Point has something for everyone. Whether you have an interest in architecture, landscapes, gardening, Freemasonry, New Age ideas, scandalous family histories or just in what prompts people to place triangles together to make an interesting shape, Up to a Point will surprise and inspire you.