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Uncommon Ground A Word-Lover's Guide to the British Landscape

By: Dominick Tyler(Author)
248 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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'Out ...over the hill and then down the dip and through some lumpy bits.' This was how Dominick Tyler used to describe the places he roamed during his childhood in rural Cornwall. Vague generalities were good enough then, but later he felt a more precise, more detailed language must exist, precisely because he needed it to do what people must have needed it to do for millennia: give directions, tell a story or find a place. And so he began collecting words for landscape features, words like jackstraw, zawn, clitter and cowbelly, shivver and swag, tolmen and tor. Words that are as varied, rich and poetic as the landscapes they describe.

Many of these words for our landscape are falling into obscurity, some endure only by haunting place-names and old maps. Here Dominick Tyler gathers them into an enchanting visual glossary of the British landscape. On facing pages are photographs and stories touching on geology, literature, topography, folklore and a time when our ancestors read the lines on the land as fluently as text. Taking us from the waterlogged fens to the whitesands of the Western Isles, this full-colour book is a rare delight.

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Dominick Tyler grew up in rural Cornwall. After studying philosophy at UCL he became a documentary photographer. He has worked for the Guardian, the Independent, Le Monde and Medecins Sans Frontieres among many others. In his personal work, Tyler frequently explores the relationships between people and their environment – his ten-year project 'The Edge of Two Worlds' documented the changing lives of a community of Innu in northern Canada. He was the photographer on the book Wild Swim written by Kate Rew.

By: Dominick Tyler(Author)
248 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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