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

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Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 02/03/2017
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Across four walks through areas of stunning English countryside, Harrison crafts a beautiful synthesis of nature writing and cultural commentary that analyses our obsession with the weather and what it says about us as a nation.

A wonderful 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.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571328949
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 157 g
Dimensions: 199 x 132 x 10 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
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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
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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.

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