by Sarah Baxter
illustrated by Amy Grimes
When it comes to character and novelty, Hidden Places is a book which is truly deserving of such a description. From the beautifully bound pages to the cosy typeface adopted within, Sarah Baxter uses the space to describe in eloquent detail some of the most hidden yet relatively accessible places on the planet. Some are hidden in plain sight, on our very doorsteps. Others may require a certain level of perseverance and pluckiness to reach. But the one thing that unites them all is their propensity to surprise and endear.
Exploring the concept of what it means to be “hidden” in the introduction and all of the connotation tied up within this, Sarah Baxter then hits home at just how ephemeral and delicate these locations are, emphasising the number of locations still to be rediscovered in a world where Mother Nature and humans combine to see such locations lost and rediscovered across time.
Reimagining the travel guide in an unconventional sense, the book takes you through some peculiar places to visit in a multitude of locations across the world, right the way from the heart of England and Scotland, across the globe to Cambodia and China. Amy Grimes also uses her talent to bring to life the subject matter through eye-popping illustrations.
Suitable for anyone in want of travel but still wishes to appreciate the splendour of these locations from their own home.
Edition: 1st edition, 2019
Dimensions: H:21cm, W:14cm, D:2.2cm
Extent: 144 pages
Illustrations: 60 colour illustrations