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Nature's Engraver
By Jenny Uglow

Nature's Engraver

A Life of Thomas Bewick Main

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Nature's Engraver by Jenny Uglow

Book Description

Thomas Bewick wrote A History of British Birds at the end of the eighteenth century, just as Britain fell in love with nature. This was one of the wildlife books that marked the moment, the first 'field-guide' for ordinary people, illustrated by woodcuts of astonishing accuracy and beauty. But it was far more than that, for in the vivid vignettes scattered through the book Bewick drew the life of the country people of the North East - a world already vanishing under the threat of enclosures. In Nature's Engraver: The life of Thomas Bewick, Jenny Uglow tells the story of the farmer's son from Tyneside who revolutionised wood-engraving and influenced book illustration for a century to come. It is a story of violent change, radical politics, lost ways of life and the beauty of the wild - a journey to the beginning of our lasting obsession with the natural world. Nature's Engraver won the National Arts Writers Award in 2007. Jenny Uglow is the author of, among others, A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration, which was shortlisted for the 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize, Lunar Men and In These Times. "The most perfect historian imaginable." (Peter Ackroyd).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571223756
ISBN-10: 0571223753
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 135mm x 26mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jenny Uglow

Jenny Uglow grew up in Cumbria, and now works in publishing. Her books include prize-winning biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell and William Hogarth. The Lunar Men, published in 2002, was described as 'a spectacular, epic book' by the Observer. She lives in Canterbury.

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