Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Field

Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Field

John Lewis-Stempel


What rather is going on within the lengthy grass? Meadowland provides an distinct and intimate account of an English meadow's existence from January to December, including its biography. In beautiful prose, John Lewis-Stempel files the passage of the seasons from cowslips in spring to the hay-cutting of summer season and grazing in autumn, and comprises the biographies of the animals that inhabit the grass and the soil underneath: the badger extended family, the fox kinfolk, the rabbit warren,the skylark brood and the curlew pair, between others. Their births, lives, and deaths are tales that thread in the course of the publication from first web page to final. In Meadowland Lewis-Stempel does for meadows what Roger Deakin did for wooded area and rivers in his bestselling books Wildwood and Waterlog.

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