Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
Richard Jefferies was an important naturalist, and this book traces his life in his small-holding in Wiltshire; resulting in a breath-taking series of sketches in which he imagines every contour of the country.
Author: Richard Jefferies
£12, paperback with flaps
Published: May 2011.
25 in stock (can be backordered)
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‘Jefferies’ attention to what he saw is rapt, exact, almost painterly’
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 meadows and a lake where the wildfowl nest.
Immersed in the detail of this ancient landscape, its people and the habitats of its wildlife, what emerges from Jefferies’ dazzling prose is his sense of perpetual wonder and the deep affection he felt for his homeland, from the clatter of a milkmaid’s boots to a pike lying in ambush.
216 x 156mm sewn paperback with flaps
256 pages with engravings by C.F. Tunnicliffe
ISBN 978 1 908213 00 6
|Dimensions||14 × 156 × 216 mm|