Wild Life in a Southern County, by Richard Jefferies

'Wild Life in a Southern County', by Richard Jefferies
‘Wild Life in a Southern County’, by Richard Jefferies

‘‘Jefferies’ attention to what he saw is rapt, exact, almost painterly’’ Richard Mabey

When Richard Jefferies moved away from his family’s smallholding in north Wiltshire and settled in London to pursue a career as a writer, he began this breath-taking series of sketches which imagined every contour of the landscape he left behind: hedgerow, rookery, warren and copse. What emerges from his dazzling prose is his sense of wonder and the deep affection he felt for his home country.

Read the new introduction by Richard Mabey

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Paperback with flaps | 216 x 156mm | 272 pages

Illustrations throughout by C. F. Tunnicliffe OBE RA (1901-1979)

Jacket artwork by David Inshaw


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