The County Habit. An Anthology
London England, Bantam Books, 1993. First Edition, Binding: Cloth, Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 059302690X Hadrback Hardback. First Edition. For centuries the English lived on the land, and even today, as cities encroach further and further into our few remaining green fields and working country villages dwindle, we still have a particular powerful feeling for the countryside. The love of landscape, of cottage gardens and country ways persists, even when the reality of our cherished dreams proves to be inconvenience, lonely and deep in mud. In this anthology, Joanna Trollope celebrates our country habit, evoking both the dream and the reality. The extracts are drawn from private journals and letters as well as from the wrk of writers such as Jane Austin, Laurie Lee, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, Christopher Marlowe, Denton Welch and William Wordsworth. They span the centuries, from Anglo-Saxon laments to Tudor husbandry, and from Regency fetes-champetres to pre-war tennis parties. Richaly illustrated with paintins and photographs carefull selected to complement the text, this book is a marvellous evocation of rural England, and a vivid examination of a way of life that, however it may change, will always be especially English. Illustrated. 224 pp. (.
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Keywords: Non Fiction Country Countryside Rural England Anthology