Field Work: What Land Does to People & What People Do to Land (Hardback)
  • Field Work: What Land Does to People & What People Do to Land (Hardback)
zoom

Field Work: What Land Does to People & What People Do to Land (Hardback)

(author)
£16.99
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 29/04/2021
  • Coming soon

Awaiting publication

  • This item has been added to your basket
'Exactly the book I've been longing to read about farming. A proper behind-the-scenes look, fascinating, insightful, compassionate.' Melissa Harrison 'A fine achievement: describing the indescribable' Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows For many of us, Britain is countryside - drystone walls, stiles, sheep on a distant hillside. But farmers themselves often remain a mystery: familiar but unpredictable, a secretive industry still visible from space. Who are these people who shape our countryside and put food on our tables? And what does it take to pull a life out of earth? From fruit farmers to fallen stock operators, from grassy uplands to polytunnels, Bella Bathurst journeys through Britain to talk to those on the far side of the fence. As farmers find themselves torn between time-honoured methods and modern appetites, these shocking, raw, wise and funny accounts will open out a way of life now changing beyond recognition.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788162135
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 414 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 27 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A long overdue account of the true nature of farming - written from the ground up. Bella Bathurst really gets under the skin of what it means to farm the land in the 21st century, at a time of unprecedented change. -- Stephen Moss, naturalist and author of Skylarks with Rosie
Exactly the book I've been longing to read about farming. A proper behind-the-scenes look, fascinating, insightful, compassionate. -- Melissa Harrison, author of All Among the Barley and The Light of Stubborn Things
Praise for Bella Bathurst's previous titles: Fascinating ... Bathurst is a restless, curious writer * Guardian *
[Bathurst] is wry, perceptive, laconic, occasionally downright funny and uncannily skilled at recreating atmosphere...a pleasure to read. * Daily Telegraph *
She has a dazzling gift for descriptive writing. * Independent *
A fine achievement: describing the indescribable -- Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows

You may also be interested in...

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Added to basket
The Haunting of Alma Fielding
Added to basket
£18.99   £16.99
Hardback
60 Years of Coronation Street
Added to basket
The Best Catholics in the World
Added to basket
Stasiland
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Elizabethans
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
The Shortest History of England
Added to basket
You Couldn't Make It Up...!
Added to basket
Lady in Waiting
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Henry 'Chips' Channon: The Diaries (Volume 1)
Added to basket
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Added to basket
Free Speech And Why It Matters
Added to basket
Black and British
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Five
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Black and British: A short, essential history
Added to basket
Homo Deus
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.