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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

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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.

KENNETH ALLSOP

Introduced by Brian Jackman
Illustrations and front cover by James Lynch

216 x 156 mms sewn paperback with flaps
184 pages
ISBN 978-1-908213-04-4

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Weight350 g
Dimensions14 x 156 x 216 mm

Reviews

  1. David Hemingway has kindly reviewed our new edition of Kenneth Allsop’s In the Country, writing ‘it is one of the most life-affirming books I’ve read in a long while . . . In The Country captures Allsop’s fears and concerns around land usage, about concrete and asbestos buildings, about ponds being filled with overdoses of pesticides, about the damage being wreaked on water supplies. Recently reading about the current government’s reforms of planning regulations, I was reminded of Allsop’s adage that “Money speaks, beauty is voiceless.”’

    Read his full review at Caught by the River.

  2. Our first review in the Guardian! It is rare to find reissued books reviewed in the press, so we’re delighted to see that Victoria Segal has written about Kenneth Allsop’s In the Country (and with special reference to his love of Blue Vinney cheese).

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