Good balance here for young visitors who would be more interested in following the trail of the England of King Arthur, of Robin Hood, of Shakespeare, perhaps, than the rural countryside and the endless riches of London. But this volume is, possibly, the best of the four in the ease and flow of story and anecdote, travel information and essential flavor. Somehow, too, the book never seems written down to early teen level, but the author assumes a sound historical and literary background. The inclusion of Wales is unusual. The author's practiced hand is evident (remember his Sir Walter Raleigh and The Seven Queens of England.