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The Hedgerows Heaped with May The Telegraph Book of the Countryside

Nature Writing
By: Stephen Moss(Editor), Clive James(Contributor), Richard Mabey(Contributor), Robin Page(Contributor), Max Hastings(Contributor), Joanna Trollope(Contributor), Boris Johnson(Contributor), Peter Marren(Contributor), James R May(Contributor), JHB Peel(Contributor), Byron Rogers(Contributor), Fiona Armstrong(Contributor), John Humphrys(Contributor), WF Deedes(Contributor), Clive Aslet(Contributor)
354 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Aurum Press
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An exploration of everything the countryside means to us, from a hundred years of the Telegraph's archive. The Telegraph is, as its former editor Max Hastings identified, more than any other national broadsheet the newspaper of the countryside, which over the years has been written about in its pages by such distinguished writers as J.H.B. Peel, John Betjeman and W.F. Deedes, alongside eminent modern naturalists like Richard Mabey and even unlikely proponents of the rural life like Boris Johnson.

This anthology is no bland celebration of bucolic idyll, but rather an exploration of everything that the countryside represents to the British. For some it means the reintroduction of long-lost wildlife such as the red kite, or ancient crafts like thatching. For others it means jouncing along a green lane in a four-wheel-drive Range Rover. To the Prince of Wales, his new town of Poundbury is the countryside while subjects as diverse as crop circles, second homes, Mad Cow Disease and polytunnels are all flashpoints in the modern debate about what, and who, the countryside is for. Hugely varied, by turns funny and provocative, this is an essential exploration of a central aspect of our national identity.

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Stephen Moss is a former producer with the BBC Natural History Unit and author of books including This Birding Life. He lives in Somerset.

Nature Writing
By: Stephen Moss(Editor), Clive James(Contributor), Richard Mabey(Contributor), Robin Page(Contributor), Max Hastings(Contributor), Joanna Trollope(Contributor), Boris Johnson(Contributor), Peter Marren(Contributor), James R May(Contributor), JHB Peel(Contributor), Byron Rogers(Contributor), Fiona Armstrong(Contributor), John Humphrys(Contributor), WF Deedes(Contributor), Clive Aslet(Contributor)
354 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Aurum Press
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