Rain

£8.99

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. 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.

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A wonderful meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison.

Whenever rain falls, our countryside changes. Fields, farms, hills and hedgerows appear altered, the wildlife behaves differently, and over time the terrain itself is transformed.

In Rain, Melissa Harrison explores our relationship with the weather as she follows the course of four rain showers, in four seasons, across Wicken Fen, Shropshire, the Darent Valley and Dartmoor.

Blending these expeditions with reading, research, memory and imagination, she reveals how rain is not just an essential element of the world around us, but a key part of our own identity too.

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Weight 0.157 kg
Dimensions 19.9 × 13.2 × 1 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xv, 104

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

914.20486 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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