A Breath Of Country Air. Part One. By Henry Williamson – 1990

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The 82 essays contained in’ A Breath of Country Air’ – originally published in two volumes in 1990-91, bring together Williamson’s weekly pieces in the London Evening Standard, written during 1944 and 1945. They are broadly concerned with day-to-day happenings on the farm, featuring particularly his two young sons Rikky and Robbie, together with other reflections on country life. Further pieces poignantly describe the end of Williamson’s farming dream, with the sale of the farm and auction of implements and the family’s move 60 miles south to Botesdale, in Suffolk

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Pre-owned. Williamson (1895 – 1977) was an English soldier, naturalist, farmer and ruralist writer, known for his natural history and social history novels, as well as for his fascist sympathies. In 1928 he won the Hawthornden Prize for literature, with his book ‘Tarka the Otter’. Henry Williamson is best known for a tetralogy of four novels which consists of ‘The Beautiful Years’ (1921), ‘Dandelion Days’ (1922), ‘The Dream of Fair Women’ (1924) and ‘The Pathway’ (1928). These novels are collectively known as ‘The Flax of Dream’ and they follow the life of Willie Maddison from boyhood to adulthood in a rapidly changing world. In good condition. Inscribed in pencil ‘£7.95 (1 of 500)’. In very good condition, with some sun bleaching around the spine area, minor creasing to the cover, otherwise no tanning, tearing or marks. First Edition. Paperback. Published by the Henry Williamson Society 1990

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Weight 0.225 kg