The Unofficial Countryside – Richard Mabey Library

‘The Domesday book of a topography, too fascinating to be left alone.’ Iain Sinclair

During the early 1970s Richard Mabey set about mapping the Unofficial Countryside – crumbling city docks and overgrown bomb sites, canals and car parks. He discovered that nature flourishes in the spaces we have abandoned , and this seminal book has remained one of the most essential books on nature.

We proud to republish this new hardback edition, celebrating the continuing relevance of all Richard Mabey’s writing. This edition comes with a new foreword from the author.

Hardback, £18. Published 22 November 2021.



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Richard Mabey is the prize-winning author of over thirty books, including Food for Free, Flora Brittanica, Home Country, Nature Cure Gilbert White and Beechcombings. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in Norfolk.



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Weight500 g
Dimensions160 × 20 × 222 mm


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