Order John Vince books online

John Vince books

You can order a range of books by John Vince about the English countryside from the University of Reading online store.

line drawing of a cart and a sheep from a book by John Vince available from the MERL online shop

These titles feature beautiful hand-drawn illustrations with flowing prose about countryside history. Coursing from bread and butter, to wells and pumps, these are exceptional guides through rural history.

John Vince is one of the country’s most respected authors on rural history. His love of the land, its people and traditions emanates from every single page.

Vince’s original illustrations form a treasured part of The MERL Archive.