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Wild Life in a Southern County

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  • Date Published: January 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108025355

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  • Richard Jefferies (1848–1887) remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. He had aspirations to make a living as a novelist, but it was his short, factually based articles for The Live Stock Journal and other magazines, drawn from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born, which when collected in book form brought him recognition (though not wealth), and which continued to be read and admired after his early death. Wild Life in a Southern County, published in 1879, examines the habitats of the Downs and the birds and animals which live there. Written in Jefferies' highly descriptive style, these essays reveal his deep love and knowledge of the countryside. The sense of wonder evoked by the natural world, which permeates all of Jefferies' works, is fully exemplified in this volume.

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108025355
    • length: 406 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. The Downs
    2. A drought
    3. The hillside hedge
    4. The village
    5. Village architecture
    6. The hamlet
    7. The farmhouse
    8. Birds of the farmhouse
    9. The orchard
    10. The woodpile
    11. The home-field
    12. The ash copse
    13. The warren
    14. The rookery
    15. Rooks returning to roost
    16. Notes on birds
    17. Notes on the year
    18. Snake-lore
    19. Course of the brook
    20. Wildfowl of the lake.

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    Richard Jefferies

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