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Riassunto: A beautiful lost classic of English countryside literature.
During the Second World War, John Stewart Collis left his comfortable academic life to work on the land for the war effort. Set in the south of England, his account comprises whatever happens to take his fancy, ranging from humorous sketches of the characters he works alongside, mini-essays such as “Contemplation upon Ants,” “Meditation while Singling Mangolds,” to celebrations of the earth worm, pea and potato. Exquisitely written, the book is an enchanting read.
About the Author: JOHN STEWART COLLIS was born in 1900. His father was a Dublin solicitor and Collis was educated at Rugby School and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1925 he published a biography of George Bernard Shaw and he later went on to write other biographical works and also became a pioneer of the ecological movement in Britain. During the Second World War his wife and daughters were evacuated to the United States and he worked for the Land Army as an agricultural labourer - accompanied by his beloved dog, Bindo. His memoirs and meditations on rural life, While Following the Plough (1946) and Down to Earth (1947) were first published together as The Worm Forgives the Plough in 1973, which has become a classic of nature writing.
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Descrizione libro House Of Stratus, 2001. Softback book combines two works: The first, While Following the Plough, is a highly personal account of his experience as a labourer on the land during WW2. The second, Down to Earth, is an extraordinary series of meditations on remarkably prosaic things, such as the potato, the plough, the ant and the dunghill. A fine condition softback. 277 pages. Codice libro della libreria 14657
Descrizione libro House of Stratus, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1842326465
Descrizione libro House of Stratus, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 1842326465