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Lost Gods of Albion: The Chalk Hill Figures of Britain Paperback – May 1, 2009
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Paul Newman is a writer on topographical and archaeological subjects and the editor of the literary periodical Abraxas. Tim Darvill is the author of more than 12 books, including Stonehenge: The Biography of a Landscape.
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Each of these questions is addressed in "Lost Gods of Albion", an excellent overview of the mysterious chalk drawings of Britain. Including the Giant (who graces the dust jacket in all of his unrestrained virility), the Uffington White Horse (as old as Stonehenge and even more enigmatic)and many other ancient hillside drwaings, this book studies their history, meaning and relationship to one another. While the writing style can become a bit academic at times, the book nevertheless provides a wonderful overview and introduction to the subject.
By the way, if you're in Southern England, check out the Cerne Giant in person. He's off the beaten path (about a two-hour drive from Stonehenge) but he makes for an intriguing sight. Just don't be shocked!