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Rain: Four Walks in English Weather (Hardback)

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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, 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.



'Rain is that rare and delightful thing, nature writing that entertains as it informs.' Tristan Gooley, author of The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs



'Wonderful.' James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd's Life

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsThe countryside, country lifeNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsThe Earth: natural history generalWeatherTravel & MapsTravel writing Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 03/03/2016 ISBN-13: 9780571328932  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Melissa Harrison writes a monthly Nature Notebook column in The Times. Her debut novel Clay (2013) won the Portsmouth First Fiction Award and was chosen by Ali Smith as a Book of the Year. Her second, At Hawthorn Time, was shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award. It was one of A. S. Byatt's Summer Reads in the Observer, and a Book of the Year for 2015 in the Telegraph. She lives in south London.

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A beautiful, eye-opening account of the British countryside on a series of rainy days. Melissa draws attention to the usually unseen with the reader placed companionably at her side as she walks. A book that will be enjoyed by country-loving city dwellers. I have been left with a more profound appreciation of our much taken for granted rainy climate.

- 10/05/2016
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