In Saturday’s Guardian Review, Robert MacFarlane re-reads A Land and reflects on its continuing power and its author’s fascinating life. MacFarlane introduces a new edition of the book, due out shortly in the Collins Natural Library, which describes it as a classic piece of British nature writing (here it is on Amazon). While A Land is readily found in libraries and the second-hand trade, having been a huge seller in its time, its reappearance in print (and electronically!) is very exciting. This will bring it to new audiences and encourage further discussion of its qualities.
ABOUTWritten by Alison Cullingford, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford, home to the Jacquetta Hawkes Archive.
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