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Rain: Four Walks in English Weather

by Melissa Harrison

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A very atmospheric - in all ways - book.
The author dedicates 4 chapters of her book to a particular seasonal walk taken over a year. Her descriptions of the changing countryside are joyful.
You are walking with her, experiencing the smells and sights as you go.
Her glossary at the end of the book listing the different names for rain in different parts of the country is wonderful!
I shall never balk at walking in the rain again!.
I shall look out for the book in my local National Trust shop when it is published. ( )
  Welsh_eileen2 | Feb 14, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0571328938, Hardcover)

This is an evocative meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison. Whenever rain falls, our countryside changes. Fields, farms, hills and hedgerows appear altered, the wildlife behaves differently, and over time the terrain itself is transformed. In Rain, Melissa Harrison explores our relationship with the weather as she follows the course of four rain showers, in four seasons, across Wicken Fen, Shropshire, the Darent Valley and Dartmoor. Blending these expeditions with reading, research, memory and imagination, she reveals how rain is not just an essential element of the world around us, but a key part of our own identity too.

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An evocative meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison. Whenever rain falls, our countryside changes. Fields, farms, hills and hedgerows appear altered, the wildlife behaves differently, and over time the terrain itself is transformed. In Rain, Melissa Harrison explores our relationship with the weather as she follows the course of four rain showers in four seasons. Blending these expeditions with reading, research, memory and imagination, she reveals how rain is not just an essential element of the world around us, but a key part of our own identity too.… (more)

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