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The country diaries : a year in the British countryside

Author: Alan F Taylor
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The unique beauty of the British countryside has been celebrated down the ages through music, poetry, and art. It has also been celebrated in countless private diaries. This delightful treasury gathers together the very finest - from Rev Gilbert White's journal of life at his famous home in Selborne, to Beatrix Potter's holiday diaries from Perthshire. Elsewhere, the thoughts of Dorothy Wordsworth and John Fowles  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan F Taylor
ISBN: 9781847673237 1847673236
OCLC Number: 428778085
Description: xix, 356 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: edited by Alan Taylor.

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A fascinating portrait of country life across the centuries, as told by the nation's greatest diarists.  Read more...

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"This remarkable anthology includes entries from more than 170 diarists and is the most wide-ranging and comprehensive ever compiled. Ten years in the making . . . pays tribute to a fascinating genre Read more...

 
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