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  • The Fat of the Land

    The Fat of the Land
    av John Seymour

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213488

    In the 1970s, John Seymour's book, The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency was a huge, international best-seller, inspiring a new generation to "down-shift" to a new way of life. The book has remained in print ever since. But years earlier, Seymour ha…

  • Diary of a Young Naturalist: WINNER OF THE 2020 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING

    Diary of a Young Naturalist: WINNER OF THE 2020 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING
    av Dara McAnulty

    Inbunden - 2020 - ISBN: 9781908213792

    Winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize, Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty's world, from spring to summer, autumn to winter, on his home patch, at school, in the wild and in his head. Evocative, raw and beautifully writ…

  • In the Country

    In the Country
    av Kenneth Allsop

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213044

    At the end of the 1960s, Kenneth Allsop, a famous television presenter and literary man-about-town, left London and settled amid the sunken lanes, ancient forests and chalk streams of west Dorset. He was at his very happiest here. He thought it the…

  • Savage Gods

    Savage Gods
    av Paul Kingsnorth

    Häftad - 2020 - ISBN: 9781908213815

    After moving with his family to a small-holding in Ireland, Paul Kingsnorth expected to find contentment. It was a goal he had sought, after years of rootlessness as an environmental activist and renowned author. Instead he found that his tools as a…

  • Screaming Sky - SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT NATURE WRITING PRIZE 2021

    Screaming Sky - SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT NATURE WRITING PRIZE 2021
    av Charles Foster

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213846

    This is a radical new look at the Common Swift - a numerous but profoundly un-common bird - by Charles Foster, author of the New York Times Bestseller, Being a Beast. Foster follows the swifts throughout the world, manically, lyrically, yet scientif…

  • Orison for a Curlew

    Orison for a Curlew
    av Horatio Clare

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213570

    The Slender-billed Curlew, Numenius tenuirostris, 'the slim beak of the new moon', is one of the world's rarest birds. It once bred in Siberia and wintered in the Mediterranean basin, passing through the wetlands and estuaries of Italy, Greece, the…

  • Cornerstones

    Cornerstones

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213631

    Although mostly concealed, our bedrock geology profoundly determines what we see around us - not just our landforms, but the built environment too, from Aberdeen, often called the "granite city" to Bath, constructed from honey-coloured limestone- ro…

  • In Pursuit of Spring

    In Pursuit of Spring
    av Edward Thomas

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213433

    In mid to late March 1913, as the storm clouds of the Great War which was to claim his life gathered, Edward Thomas took a bicycle ride from Clapham to the Quantock Hills. The poet recorded his journey through his beloved South Country and his accou…

  • Limestone Country

    Limestone Country

    Klotband - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213518

    This book is a love letter to a rock: limestone. Limestone produces some of the most distinctive, and long-inhabited, landscapes in the world; astonishingly varied, it can also be exceptionally beautiful. Limestone Country is an account of a love af…

  • Copsford

    Copsford
    av Walter J. C. Murray

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213709

    Walter Murray was a young man tired of living in the city. Early in the 1920s, he persuaded a Sussex farmer to rent him a derelict cottage, which stood alone on a hill, with no running water or electricity. Most of the windows were broken, it was di…

  • Long Field

    Long Field
    av Pamela Petro

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213853

    The Long Field burrows deep into the Welsh countryside to tell how this small country became a big part of an American writer's life. Petro twines her story around that of Wales by viewing both through the lens of hiraeth, the name for the bone-deep…

  • Where?

    Where?
    av Simon Moreton

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213877

    In 2017, Simon Moreton's father fell suddenly ill and died. His death sent the author back to his childhood home in rural Shropshire trying to process his grief by revisiting his family's time as transplants to the countryside. The story centres aro…

  • Wild Life in a Southern County

    Wild Life in a Southern County
    av Richard Jefferies

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213006

    Wild Life in a Southern County traces the course of a spring which rises on an Iron Age hillfort and gradually broadens into a brook, flows through a nearby village and hamlet, skirts a solitary farmhouse and its orchard, before draining into water…

  • The Ash Tree

    The Ash Tree
    av Oliver Rackham

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213426

    Ash is one of the most common trees in the British Isles - there are nearly as many ash trees as there are people. Perhaps this is why we take them for granted. Poets write of oak, yew, elm, willow, rarely ash.No books have been written about ash tr…

  • Sweet Thames Run Softly

    Sweet Thames Run Softly
    av Robert Gibbings

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213068

    In 1939, on the eve of the Second World War, Robert Gibbings launched his home-made punt on the River Thames and began a slow journey downstream, armed with a sketchpad and a microscope. From the river's source at the edge of the Cotswold Hills to t…

  • Time and Place

    Time and Place
    av Alexandra Harris

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213808

    Dates are invented things. Nothing in nature decrees that today is today. But for millennia humans have divided time into portions, and given those portions names which are shared widely across cultures, creating a common agreement on the date. This…

  • The Military Orchid

    The Military Orchid
    av Jocelyn Brooke

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213051

    Jocelyn Brooke's love affair with wild flowers and home-made fireworks began when he was growing up in Kent and exploring the countryside of the the Elham Valley. But there was one particular flower, especially rare and beautiful which became an obs…

  • Four Hedges

    Four Hedges
    av Clare Leighton

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780956254535

    Clare Leighton was one of the finest engravers of the twentieth century. In the 1930s, when she settled in the countryside with her long-term partner, the political journalist Henry Noel Brailsford, she turned her creativity to the land. Gardening b…

  • Ridge and Furrow

    Ridge and Furrow
    av Neil Sentance

    Häftad - 2019 - ISBN: 9781908213655

    In his haunting debut, Water and Sky, published in 2014, Neil Sentance explored the history of his family and the landscape which shaped them. Ridge and Furrow continues the project to chart in prose the voices of a seldom recorded people and place.…

  • Arboreal

    Arboreal

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213419

    A century ago woodlands were at the heart of daily life. Trees and hedgerows, copses and spinneys provided wood-fuel, thatch and bedding, woodland pasture for pigs and cattle, medicine from tree bark and a wild harvest of nuts and fruit for the home…

  • The Mirror of the Sea: Memories and Impressions

    The Mirror of the Sea: Memories and Impressions
    av Joseph Conrad

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213181

    While steam and internal combustion were changing maritime travel forever, Conrad started to reflect on the voyages he had made in the Golden Age of Sail, the people and ships he had known, the extraordinary communities whose lives, language and ver…

  • Made in England

    Made in England
    av Dorothy Hartley

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213600

    First published in 1939, Made in England is a book about the crafts and people of the cottage industries of England, from the social historian, illustrator and photographer Dorothy Hartley. In the mid 1930s Hartley travelled by car and bicycle, gath…

  • Country Matters

    Country Matters
    av Clare Leighton

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213389

    In this book, originally published in 1937, the acclaimed writer and engraver Clare Leighton takes us on a tour of her favourite country subjects, from picking primroses and the local pub, to tramps and the flower show. With her senses perfectly att…

  • Exchange

    Exchange
    av Kay Syrad

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213341

    Food is fundamental to life. The way we produce it is the most pressing issue of our times. In recent years, several family-run farms in the downlands of West Dorset have decided to radically change their approach to working the land. When the artis…

  • Aurochs and Auks

    Aurochs and Auks

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213891

    Essays on extinction, death, renewal and continuity by the acclaimed writer and poet. Prompted by his own near death experience Burnside reflects on the stories of the auroch, the great auk, and of humanity.

  • An English Farmhouse

    An English Farmhouse
    av Geoffrey Grigson

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213754

    Originally published in 1948, and edited by the artist John Piper, An English Farmhouse is Geoffrey Grigson's careful survey of the old English farmhouse, and its associated buildings, whether made from sarsen, thatch, timber, tile or brick. Grigson…

  • Twit and Howlet and the Balloon

    Twit and Howlet and the Balloon

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213358

    Howlet and Twit are the youngest members of the Owl family. They are twins. Sometimes they are indulged and sometimes they are sat upon, just like everyone else. But one day Twit and Howlet build themselves a home-made hot-air ballon and lift themse…

  • Home Country

    Home Country
    av Richard Mabey

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213211

    The Chilterns: that great chalk enscarpment of southern England, studded with beechwood, intercut with motorways and the sprawling suburbs of London. This is where Richard Mabey grew up and spent most of his adult life. It was his laboratory, a plac…

  • Farmer's Glory

    Farmer's Glory
    av A. G. Street

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213556

    First published in 1932 and written in simple, direct prose, Farmer's Glory is a portrait of a farming life in southern England and in western Canada, and is a model of the genre: warm and humorous as well as an astute and unflinching account of the…

  • Living with Trees

    Living with Trees
    av Robin Walter

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213730

    Trees and woods offer great potential for rebuilding our wider relationship with nature, reinforcing local identity and sustaining wildlife. We need more trees and woods in our lives, to lock up carbon, to mitigate flooding, to help shade our towns…

  • Shalimar

    Shalimar

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213907

  • Water and Sky

    Water and Sky
    av Neil Sentance

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213235

    Neil Sentance revisits his native Lincolnshire riverlands and fields, farms and market towns, to explore the history of his family and the landscape which shaped them. But this is not a lament for a lost world. Peopled by characters forgotten by his…

  • King of Dust

    King of Dust
    av Alex Woodcock

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213693

    King of Dust is a stonemason's personal journey through the landscapes of south-west England and the sculpture which first inspired him to pick up tools: the Romanesque. In the early years of the 21st century, mentally exhausted, the archaeologist A…

  • We Feed the World

    We Feed the World

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213839

    Smallholder farmers produce seventy per cent of the world's food, but they're often overlooked, and their livelihoods are under threat from large scale industrial farming which has a huge impact on nature, our landscapes, health and society. Over th…

  • Nature Cure

    Nature Cure

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213952

    A new special edition of the seminal, bestselling book, with a new foreword by the author and a new jacket by the artist Michael Kirkman, to celebrate the author's 80th birthday.

  • The Farmer's Year

    The Farmer's Year
    av Clare Leighton

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213679

    A calendar of English husbandry, first published in 1933, with each month described and with wood engravings by the author, the famous artist and writer Clare Leighton, who also wrote Four Hedges.

  • The Ancient Woods of Helford River

    The Ancient Woods of Helford River
    av Oliver Rackham

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213686

    The Helford River, Cornwall is a place of wonder and delight: one of the very few places in England where ancient woodland meets the sea. "This is oak country, and the oaks have that surprising variety of size and shape that only Cornwall and Devon…

  • My House of Sky

    My House of Sky
    av Hetty Saunders

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213495

    Since his rise to fame in 1967 when his work "The Peregrine" was awarded the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, J A Baker has captured the popular imagination with his vivid descriptions of British landscapes and native wildlife. Compelling, strange and at…

  • The Unofficial Countryside

    The Unofficial Countryside

    Inbunden - 2021 - ISBN: 9781908213938

    During the early 1970s Richard Mabey explored crumbling city docks and overgrown bomb-sites, navigated inner city canals and car parks, and discovered there was scarcely a nook in our urban landscape incapable of supporting life. The Unofficial Coun…

  • Pattern Under the Plough

    Pattern Under the Plough
    av George Ewart Evans

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213099

    In 1948, shortly after settling with his family in the village of Blaxhall, Suffolk, George Ewart Evans started recording the conversations he had with neighbours, many of whom were born in the nineteenth century and had worked on farms before the a…

  • Havergey

    Havergey
    av John Burnside

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213464

    Havergey does not feature on any maps of the British Isles. Yet this remote island is as real as any, with its limestone stacks, seabirds and human population - a mixture of utopians and nomads who have settled here to build a new kind of society. W…

  • A Shepherd's Life

    A Shepherd's Life
    av W. H. Hudson

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780956254573

    Through the story of one man, Caleb Bawcombe, a shepherd whose flocks graze the Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset borders, we meet men and women of humble birth - poachers, gypsies, farmers and laborers - striving to survive on the land. As we read, t…

  • On the Marshes

    On the Marshes
    av Carol Donaldson

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213617

    What would happen if you chose to avoid a conventional life and instead lived within your means in a caravan or a cabin in the woods? It's a question for our times. When Carol Donaldson walked across the marshlands of north Kent, travelling from Gra…

  • The Unofficial Countryside

    The Unofficial Countryside
    av Richard Mabey

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780956254559

    During the early 1970s Richard Mabey set about mapping his unofficial countryside. He walked crumbling city docks and overgrown bomb sites, navigating inner city canals and car parks, exploring sewage works, gravel pits, rubbish tips. What he discov…

  • Gilbert White

    Gilbert White

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213969

    In this prize-winning biography, Richard Mabey brilliantly recreated the life of the pioneering naturalist and wonderfully evoked White's Hampshire landscape.

  • Through the Woods

    Through the Woods
    av H. E. Bates

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213020

    H E Bates carried a woodland in his imagination. He fell under its spell as a boy growing up in the Midlands, becoming increasingly enchanted each time he stepped below the wooded canopy. Memory magnified its mystery over the years, enriching his st…

  • Salar the Salmon

    Salar the Salmon
    av Henry Williamson

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780956254542

    Swimming in from cold currents in the Atlantic, drawn by a deep impulse to reach ancestral spawning grounds inland, Salar - the 'leaper' - is a five year-old salmon returning to the stream of its birth. Salar's migration through the riverways of Dev…

  • Men and the Fields

    Men and the Fields
    av Adrian Bell

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780956254528

    Adrian Bell's travels through East Anglia and lowland Britain reflect a world on the brink of change. Published in 1939, on the eve of the Second World War, his down-to-earth descriptions of the countryside were shaped by his own life working the la…

  • Snow

    Snow
    av Marcus Sedgwick

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781908213402

    Of all weathers, snow is the one that has always affected Marcus Sedgwick the most. While many people's idea of the perfect holiday involves sun, sea an sand, he instead makes trips to cold, snowy parts of the world: Russia, Scandinavia or the Arcti…

  • No Matter How Many Skies Have Fallen

    No Matter How Many Skies Have Fallen
    av Ken Worpole

    Häftad - 2021 - ISBN: 9781908213860

    On 'Lady Day', March 1943 a group of Christian pacifists took possession of a vacant farm in Frating, a hamlet on the Essex Tendring Peninsula. There they established a working community, inspired by their association with The Adelphi journal, where…