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Turned Out Nice Again: On Living With the Weather (Hardback)
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Turned Out Nice Again: On Living With the Weather (Hardback)

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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 18/02/2013
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In his trademark style, Richard Mabey weaves together science, art and memoirs (including his own) to show the weather's impact on our culture and national psyche. He rambles through the myths of Golden Summers and our persistent state of denial about the winter; the Impressionists' love affair with London smog, seasonal affective disorder (SAD - do we all get it?) and the mysteries of storm migraines; herrings falling like hail in Norfolk and Saharan dust reddening south-coast cars; moonbows, dog-suns, fog-mirages and Constable's clouds; the fact that English has more words for rain than Inuit has for snow; the curious eccentricity of country clothing and the mathematical behaviour of umbrella sales. We should never apologise for our obsession with the weather. It is one of the most profound influences on the way we live, and something we all experience in common. No wonder it's the natural subject for a greeting between total strangers: 'Turned out nice again.'

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781250525
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 165 g
Dimensions: 184 x 120 x 12 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Praise for Richard Mabey - 'The nation's favourite nature writer * Sunday Telegraph *
Mr Mabey is the kind of person you wish you had with you on every country walk, identifying, explaining, deducing, drawing on deep knowledge lightly worn * Country Life *
Enraptured, visionary, witty and erudite * Telegraph *

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“Small but perfectly formed”

Many of us are susceptible to the beauty and the majesty of our natural world, but few of us can impart such beauty with the written word but one of the greatest writers who can is Richard Mabey.
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Hardback edition
9th March 2013
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“A perfect book for a summers day”

This is a charming little book about the relationship between the British and the weather; the title is the greeting that two strangers will normally exchange rather then hello.

It is a very short book, on 90 pages,... More

Hardback edition
6th July 2013
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