Rain: Four Walks in English Weather (Hardback)
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Rain: Four Walks in English Weather (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 03/03/2016
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This is an evocative meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison. Whenever rain falls, our countryside changes. Fields, farms, hills and hedgerows appear altered, the wildlife behaves differently, and over time the terrain itself is transformed. In Rain, Melissa Harrison explores our relationship with the weather as she follows the course of four rain showers, in four seasons, across Wicken Fen, Shropshire, the Darent Valley and Dartmoor. Blending these expeditions with reading, research, memory and imagination, she reveals how rain is not just an essential element of the world around us, but a key part of our own identity too.

"Aimed at the weekend walker, her writing brims with peacable pleasure." - The Sunday Telegraph

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571328932
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 13 mm
Edition: Main

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“Beautifully observed, wonderfully written”

Melissa Harrison uses the quote from fell-walker Alfred Wainwright in the introduction “There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing” which sets the tone for her latest book Rain: Four Walks in... More

Hardback edition
27th April 2016
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“Beautifully British”

Melissa Harrison's timely little volume (given recent weather conditions) is a beauty - like rainy days it is, in places, lush, fresh and soothing. The language used is often poetic but there are also good,... More

Hardback edition
1st March 2016
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Penelope Bullock at Lancaster

“A rainy delight!”

An evocative, lyrical and lovely contemplation on rain in all it's many forms.

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
28th February 2016
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