Guardian Book Of The Countryside

Author: Phil Daoust
Editor: Guardian Books
ISBN: 9780852651094
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The Barn Owl

Author: Jeff Martin
Editor:
ISBN: 9781873580899
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The sight of a ghostly barn owl quartering a field at dusk is not one that is easily forgotten, but the day-to-day lives of these captivating birds are little known to most people. This book introduces the reader to some of the most fascinating aspects of a remarkable nocturnal existence.

The Accidental Countryside

Author: Stephen Moss
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 1783351667
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'A superb naturalist and writer.' CHRIS PACKHAM 'From Stone Age remains to modern day skyscrapers, Stephen Moss takes us on an exhilarating journey through place and time, providing a fascinating insight into nature's relationship with environments created by man.' DR MYA-ROSE CRAIG (BIRDGIRL) Welcome to The Accidental Countryside. This is the fascinating and remarkably empowering story of our influence upon the landscape and wildlife of these crowded islands, and of how wildlife has co-opted its most unlikely corners - even when we least expected it. From the seabirds sheltering in the prehistoric stone structures of Shetland to the peat diggings in Somerset teeming with life, and from the rare insects hidden in Belfast's docklands to the falcons that make London's Shard their home, Stephen Moss reveals the unexpected oases which foster the crucial links in the chain that bind the natural world together.

A Good Year For Blossom

Author: Martin Wainwright
Editor: Guardian
ISBN: 9780852651018
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Country gentlemen, birdwatching vicars and farmers have traditionally been the chroniclers of the British countryside. This book introduces a different point of view, as ten exceptional women portray the changing face of our rural landscape.

Letters From The English Countryside

Author: Ralph Whitlock
Editor: Ex Libris Press
ISBN:
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A Gleaming Landscape

Author: Martin Wainwright
Editor: White Lion Publishing
ISBN:
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Commemorating the 100th anniversary of The Guardian's much-loved Country Diary column, Martin Wainwright has compiled a collection of the best of a century's writing, covering the landscape of the whole of the United Kingdom, from Wales to Northern Ireland, Scotland to Norfolk. The column has consistently attracted some of Britain's best writers on natural history and the countryside: Jim Perrin the mountaineering writer, whose biography of Don Whillans won the Boardman-Tasker Award, writes the dispatches from Snowdonia; Mark Cocker, author of Birders, writes the Country Diary from Norfolk. There are also diaries written by a leading Suffragette, one of Rupert Brooke's mistresses, and even one of The Guardian's printers. Martin Wainwright has found diaries to reflect the changing of the countryside over 100 years—from the prevalence of owls in World War I trenches full of vermin to the plant surveys of World War II bombsites.

The English Village

Author: Martin Wainwright
Editor: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1843177943
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The village remains a quintessential and much-loved treasure of the English countryside. This rural idyll has inspired generations of great poets, novelists and artists including the likes of Constable, Hardy, Wordsworth, as well as providing the picturesque setting for modern TV series such as Lark Rise to Candleford and Cranford. The English Village celebrates all that is unique and loved about a typical village - the pub, the green, the school, the church, the pond, the local shop and more - as well as exploring how the village has changed over the centuries. Also includes fascinating information on the origins of village names - Siddington, for example, means the farm of the valley (sidd: valley, in: belonging to, ton: farmland). Filled with facts, figures, customs and lore, there is a wealth of fascinating information to be discovered in this charming book.

Shaping Rural Areas In Europe

Author: Luís Silva
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940076796X
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Shaping Rural Areas in Europe. Perceptions and Outcomes on the Present and the Future sets out to investigate the effect of urban perceptions about the rural and consequent demands on rurality on the present and future configurations of rural territories in Europe in the early twenty-first century. This volume presents and discusses a broad range of case studies and theoretical and methodological approaches from different academic fields, mainly Anthropology, Sociology and Geography.

The Hedgerows Heaped With May

Author: Stephen Moss
Editor: Aurum
ISBN: 1781311013
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An exploration of everything the countryside means to us, from a hundred years of the Telegraph’s archive. The Telegraph is, as its former editor Max Hastings identified, more than any other national broadsheet the newspaper of the countryside, which over the years has been written about in its pages by such distinguished writers as J.H.B. Peel, John Betjeman and W.F. Deedes, alongside eminent modern naturalists like Richard Mabey and even unlikely proponents of the rural life like Boris Johnson. This anthology is no bland celebration of bucolic idyll, but rather an exploration of everything that the countryside represents to the British. For some it means the reintroduction of long-lost wildlife such as the red kite, or ancient crafts like thatching. For others it means jouncing along a green lane in a four-wheel-drive Range Rover. To the Prince of Wales, his new town of Poundbury is the countryside while subjects as diverse as crop circles, second homes, Mad Cow Disease and polytunnels are all flashpoints in the modern debate about what, and who, the countryside is for. Hugely varied, by turns funny and provocative, this is an essential exploration of a central aspect of our national identity.

The Guardian Book Of The Welfare State

Author: R. H. Haigh
Editor:
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Room At The Guardian Angel Inn

Author: Stephanie Smee
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1922052019
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A Room at Guardian Angel Inn opens with two young, lost boys sleeping under a tree next to the side of the road deep in the French countryside. A soldier returning from the Crimean War finds them and brings them to the inn of the title which is run by two generous sisters, one of whom has a bit of cheek in her. Happy to have found a home with a loving family, the boys begin a series of adventures, spurred on by the irascible General Dourakine. A Russian aristocrat and sometime prisoner of war, his stay at the Inn causes mayhem that will delight readers of all ages.

The Countryside Ideal

Author: Michael Bunce
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134848161
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`God made the country, man made the town.' William Cowper's words, written two centuries ago, underline an idealisation of rural life and landscape which persists to this day. What are the main historical processes and ideas underlying the continuing attachment to the countryside? How have these shaped popular values and lifestyles influenced artistic expression, defined attitudes to nature, country life and 8andscape, and affected the development of both rural and urban landscapes? What are the consequences for society and the environment? These are the central questions addressed in this book. The Countryside Ideal draws together diverse images of landscape to explore this preoccupation with place, culture and representation in the West.

A Country Pillow Book

Author: David Kavanagh
Editor: Dram Books
ISBN: 0954856716
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A unique six-year compilation of British rural news, interspersed with the author's own observations on birds, mammals, fish, and aspects of Britain's countryside today. Most rural subjects are covered in a comprehensive snapshot of country life at the start of the new Millennium. From December 1999 to February 2006, scores of different issues are compressed into hundreds of bite-sized, easily digested articles. From angling to animal rights campaigns, foxhunting to farming, game shooting to wildlife conservation, a diverse collection of views, comment and advice is presented. The batty and the bizarre also get a look-in, as do the controversial and the downright crazy. With its packed pages, A Country Pillow Book could become a bedside companion for the rural researcher or a useful tool for the country-loving insomniac.

Food Farming And The Countryside

Author: D. R. Charles
Editor:
ISBN:
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Outlines the influence of food and farming on the appearance of the British countryside as we know it today.

A Countryside Camera

Author: Christopher P. Nicholson
Editor: Whittles Pub
ISBN: 9781849951012
File Size: 57,11 MB
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Roger Redfern was a travel writer for over 50 years, most notably as a regular contributor to The Guardian newspaper s Country Diary feature. This book reveals the unknown side of Redfern, his photography, in stunning fashion focusing upon his images of Britain s countryside from his wanderings amongst the hills, valleys and villages of rural England, Wales and Scotland. Many of his early images constitute valuable documents of social history each one is meticulously captioned and dated to give an accurate record of its content and captures the changing nature of the countryside over the decades. Many would qualify as 'art' images because of the careful balance of colour, composition and atmosphere in these stunning colour photographs."

A Month In The Country

Author: J.L. Carr
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590176839
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In J. L. Carr’s deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter’s depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.

Footnotes

Author: Peter Fiennes
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1786076306
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‘The premise of this book is simple, or that is what it seemed when I started.’ Peter Fiennes follows in the footsteps of twelve inspirational writers, bringing modern Britain into focus by peering through the lens of the past. The journey starts in Dorset, shaped by the childhood visions of Enid Blyton, and ends with Charles Dickens on the train that took him to his final resting place in Westminster Abbey. From the wilds of Skye and Snowdon, to a big night out in Birmingham with J. B. Priestley and Beryl Bainbridge, Footnotes is a series of evocative biographies, a lyrical foray into the past, and a quest to understand Britain through the books, journals and diaries of some of our greatest writers. And as Fiennes travels the country, and roams across the centuries, he wonders: ‘Who are we? What do we want? They seemed like good questions to ask, in the company of some of our greatest writers, given these restless times.’

The Warcraft The Last Guardian

Author: Jeff Grubb
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671041517
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Medivh, a powerful wizard and warrior, is torn between the forces of light and dark as he struggles to fulfill his destiny and make a choice between good and evil, a decision that could seal the fate of his entire world.

The Guardian Index

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Country Fair

Author: Macdonald Hastings
Editor: Prion Books
ISBN: 9781853756276
File Size: 12,84 MB
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Here you will find advice and information on every imaginablecountry topic, from how to understand the behaviour of rooks to how to clean a shotgun, from when and how to prune roses or apple trees to how to deal with moles, from how to make a rock garden to cookery advice on wildfowl and salmon, hare and rabbit, and from understanding hedges to how to keep egg-laying hens - and much more.