This book is a unique photographic record of a journey along the Kent coastline. From the starkness of Dungeness in the south to the magisterial sweep of Dartford Bridge in the north, the descriptions of Paul Harris and the contemporary photographs of Ray Hollands capture the county's rich variety of town- and landscape, its ancient fortifications and modern harbours, its busy riverways, hidden creeks and isolated headlands. But it is above all the unusual, the hidden and the bizarre that this book reveals: the images presented here record both precise moments in time and place and yet suggest timeless, almost sculptural qualities. Whether the scene be dramatic or everyday, whether the site be well known or unfrequented, Along the Kent Coast offers a new perspective that will continuously surprise and delight both those familiar with Kent and the tourist or traveller just passing through. These are images to treasure, to look at and cherish time and time again.
Paul Harris is a keen local historian who has published a number of books, including Dymchurch in Old Picture Postcards, haunted Shepway and villages of Kent. Ray Hollands is a professional photographer who lives in Folkestone.