WINNER OF THE THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2015What really goes on in the long grass Meadowland gives an unique and intimate account of an English meadow 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....
|Title||:||Meadowland: the private life of an English field|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||Black Swan 26 M rz 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||304 Seiten|
|File Size||:||976 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Meadowland: the private life of an English field Reviews
Ein unbeschreiblich schönes Buch, das man schwer aus der Hand legen kann. Der Autor hat ein wunderschönes Gefühl für die Sprache und beschreibt auf sensible und fesselnde Weise die Jahreszeiten und das Leben der Flora und Fauna - eine Freude zu lesen. Sehr zu empfehlen für Naturfreunde.
It is always a pleasure reading about something that is written with such passion. The balance between farming and a love of nature is often a tricky and imprecise area, whatever your thoughts on either subject, the author maintains a clear understanding of how he, and his farm, fits in to the ecology of the meadow. He is very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about the flora and fauna, this coupled with an easy writing style meant that the book was easy to read. Personally prefer woodland and not a big fan of sheep but, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Personal and universal, well-written and informative with a strong narrator's voice guiding the reader over the meadow, brimming with life. One of the best books about the natural world I've ever read. The author's writing is quite magical; transports readers into the field through the months of the year. Exquisite. Plan to order a few more as gifts.
This is a very enjoyable piece of nature writing with great detail and an engaging style. It was easy to identify with the author and to like him and his family. It is reminiscent in some ways of Ronald Blythe. The meaning of the land to those who farm it comes through clearly.
Eclectic, soothing, and beautifully written little journal captures an English farmer's daily musings regarding his farmland's meadows, their history, and the flora and fauna inhabiting them.
I LOVED it. Reminded me of my childhood Summers, spent in the fields surrounding Oxford. Thank You J Lewis-Stempel for this lovely book.