The Country Diaries: A Year in the British Countryside

The Country Diaries: A Year in the British Countryside

by Alan Taylor
     
 

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The unique beauty of the British countryside has been celebrated down the ages in 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

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The unique beauty of the British countryside has been celebrated down the ages in 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 rub shoulders with the words of Queen Victoria, Siegfried Sassoon, and Roger Deakin. Together, these private records, which have been arranged as a diary of the calendar year, paint a rich and surprising portrait of both a landscape and a way of life.

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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 . . . magnificent."  —Washington Post on The Assassin's Cloak

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847673268
Publisher:
Canongate UK
Publication date:
01/14/2011
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Alan Taylor is a journalist, the editor of the Scottish Review of Books, and the associate editor of the Sunday Herald. He is the coeditor of The Assassin’s Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists.

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