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Meadowland The Private Life of an English Field

Meadowland The Private Life of an English Field

Author: John Lewis Stempel
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What really goes on in the long grass?

Meadowland gives an unique and intimate account of an English meadowâe(tm)s life from January to December, together with its biography. In exquisite prose, John Lewis-Stempel records the passage of the seasons from cowslips in spring to the hay-cutting of summer and grazing in autumn, and includes the biographies of the animals that inhabit the grass and the soil beneath: the badger clan, the fox family, the rabbit warren,the skylark brood and the curlew pair, among others. Their births, lives, and deaths are stories that thread through the book from first page to last.

In Meadowland Lewis-Stempel does for meadows what Roger Deakin did for woodland and rivers in his bestselling books Wildwood and Waterlog.

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A love song to the land. A magical month by month observation through parted grass of the flora and fauna of a meadow.
Author description
John Lewis-Stempel is a writer and farmer. His many previous books include The Wild Life: A Year of Living on Wild Food , England: the Autobiography and the bestselling Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War . He reviews books for the Sunday Express, for whom he also writes a regular column, and is a regular speaker on radio and at literary events and book festivals. He lives on the borders of England and Wales with his wife and two children.
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General Fields

  • : 9780552778992
  • : Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • : Black Swan
  • : March 2015
  • : 19.80 cmmm X 12.70 cmmm X 2.30 cmmm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : en
  • : John Lewis Stempel
  • : 333.740942
  • : Paperback / softback