Four Walks in English Weather

Book - 2017
Rate this:
Almost every day, as natural and inevitable as breathing, weather fronts form, clouds gather and rain falls, changing how the English countryside looks, smells and sounds and the way the living things in it behave. It alters the landscape itself, too, dissolving ancient rocks, deepening river channels and moving soil from place to place. Rain is co-author of our living countryside; it is also a part of our deep internal landscape. Complain as we may, it is as essential to our sense of identity as it is to our soil. With a national obsession, a frequent inconvenience and an agricultural necessity, rain is what makes this land so green and pleasant; it's also what swells rivers, floods farmland and drives people out of their homes. But because it sends most of us scurrying indoors, few people witness what actually happens out in the landscape on a wet afternoon. Novelist and nature writer Melissa Harrison visited four parts of the English countryside in showery weather and, when others looked apprehensively at the sky and went indoors, put on waterproofs and headed out. In Rain, she blends these expeditions with reading, research, memory and a little conjecture in order to follow the course of four rain-showers as they pass over English soil.
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2016.
ISBN: 9780571328949
Characteristics: xv,104 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at Library

To Top