Churches remain landmarks in our towns, villages and cities, even as their influence and authority has waned.
Peter Ross sets out to tell their stories, and through them a story of Britain. Steeple Chasing, though it sometimes strikes an elegiac note, is a song of praise. It celebrates churches but it is about people as much as place, flesh and bone not just flint and stone. Consider this an ecclesiastical travel book . . . with bells on.