The Country Diaries

    The Country Diaries

    A Year in the British Countryside

    Alan Taylor

    Canongate 2009

    Paperback 378pp

    9781847673268   Product Code: 17803

    Described by the Daily Mail as 'a delightfully addictive treasury', this anthology features many of the great diarists who wrote about life in the countryside, among them Gilbert White, Beatrix Potter, John Evelyn and Roger Deakin. The book is arranged as a year, from 1 January 1779, when 'a most dreadful Storm of Wind and Hail & Snow' awoke James Woodforde, to Richard Jeffries counting 2000 peewits in a field in Surbiton on 31 December 1881.

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