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Description - The Country Diaries by Alan Taylor

The unique beauty of the British countryside has been celebrated down the ages in music, poetry and art. It has also been celebrated in countless private diaries. In this fine treasury the thoughts of Dorothy Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Fowles rub shoulders with the words of Queen Victoria, Siegfried Sassoon and Roger Deakin.

Together, these private records, which have been arranged as a diary of the calendar year, paint a rich and surprising portrait of the British landscape and way of ife.



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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847673268
ISBN-10: 1847673260
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor is a journalist and is currently the Editor of the Scottish Review of Books. Formerly, he worked for The Sunday Herald, Scotland on Sunday and the Scotsman, where he was Managing Editor. In an earlier incarnation he was a reference librarian. He is the co-editor of two other anthologies: The Assassin's Cloak and Those Who Marched Away (both published by Canongate).

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