‘A nostalgic experience, informative, humorous, charming, but pervaded by the bitter-sweet scent of regret’ Daily Mail
‘Fort has an eye for the quirky, the absurd, the pompous and a style that, like the road, is always on the move’ Sunday Telegraph
‘A lovely book…At last someone has celebrated the romance of the British road’ Guardian
The A303 is more than a road. It is a story. One of the essential routes of English motoring and the road of choice to the West Country for thousands of holidaymakers, the A303 recalls a time when the journey was an adventure and not simply about getting there.
In this fully revised and updated edition, Tom Fort gives voice to the stories this road has to tell, from the bluestones of Stonehenge, Roman roads and drovers paths to turnpike tollhouses, mad vicars, wicked Earls and solstice seekers, the history, geography and culture of this road tells a story of an English way of life.