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Roadside Britain


Diesel Books
Roadside Britain
Sam Mellish

168 pages
11 x 7.8 inches

Roadside Britain by Sam Mellish shows the traditional and quintessential aspects of British trunk-roadside culture, with emphasis on location and environment, in a series of beautifully shot images from across the length and breadth of the UK. The author spent four years venturing along the UK’s many trunk roads to bring home a real taste of roadside Britain, with an innate desire to learn more about his homeland, coupled with a real love of the open road and a good cup of tea.

Introduced by renowned photography critic Max Houghton and with a preface by celebrated British social and cultural historian and journalist Joe Moran, Roadside Britain depicts the people and places of a threatened livelihood. It is by turns warm, nostalgic, quirky and melancholic and has immediate appeal to anyone who has ever driven any distance along the country’s A and B roads.