Rain: Four Walks in English Weather

Rain: Four Walks in English Weather

by Melissa Harrison

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Overview

A wonderful 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571328956
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 644,939
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.
Melissa Harrison is a nature writer and columnist for The Times, the Weekend FT and the Guardian. 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 novel, At Hawthorn Time, was shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award and was longlisted for the 2016 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction. She lives in south London.

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"Rain is a fascinating exploration, a celebration and a meditation on that curiously English obsession." - Observer

"Rain is a beautiful little book. Melissa Harrison offers us the simple pleasure of being outside, and the less obvious pleasure of being outside in the rain." - Philip Marsden, author of Rising Ground

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