Anglophiles listen up – this book is for you! Talented artist, writer, and blogger Susan Branch has put together a charming travel journal of her two month long trip to England. A Fine Romance is chock full of wonderful photos she and her husband took on their trip interspersed with the colorful drawings and lettering that have set apart her work and style as distinctly her own.
The trip starts off with a six day ocean voyage, onboard the Queen Mary 2, from New York to Southampton, England. This dream trip is divided into mainly three areas – the Southwest of England, the Lake District and the Cotswolds. They visit many attractions familiar to any self- respecting Brit lover such as Sissinghurst, Royal Ascot, Stonehenge, Chawton (Jane Austen’s home), and Hilltop (Beatrix Potter’s home). But what is really fun is learning about places less familiar, like Bateman’s (the home of Rudyard Kipling), Charleston (the home of the Bloomsbury Group’s Clive and Vanessa Bell), and Smallhythe Place ( home of Victorian stage actress Ellen Terry).
Armchair travel at its best!