In the Country by Kenneth Allsop
Steeped with a deep sense of the past, Kenneth Allsop’s writing about his life in Dorset speaks in defence of the natural world and stands firmly against the unchecked exploitation of the land.
Author: Kenneth Allsop
Introduction: Brian Jackman
Published June 2011.
£12, paperback with flaps.
10 in stock (can be backordered)
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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 loveliest place on earth, and for three years he devoted a weekly newspaper column to his day-to-day life at the mill, brimming with humour and delight for the wildlife which shared his home. In the Country is not rustic or romantic. It is never unrealistic about agricultural modernisation and social change in the countryside. Yet, steeped with a deep sense of the past, Kenneth Allsop’s writing speaks in defence of the natural world and stands firmly against the unchecked exploitation of the land.
216 x 156 mms sewn paperback with flaps