Hardback $24.99 - Faber
New Hardbacks - Published: 1/May/2016 - ISBN: 9780571328932
The first book to be published by Faber in association with the National Trust, on four walks in the rain in Wicken Fen, Shropshire, the Darent Valley and Dartmoor. An evocative meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison. Whenever rain falls, the English 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.
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