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The countryside, country life

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The Death of Rural England: A Social History of the Countryside Since 1900

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The Death of Rural England: A Social History of the Countryside Since 1900...

Alun Howkins (University of Sussex, UK)

British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social & cultural history; Rural communities; The countryside, country life

Hardback

Alun Howkins's thorough survey is a social history of rural England and Wales in the 20th century. He examines the impact... [more]

$162.00

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Countryside Recreation Site Management: A Marketing Approach

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Countryside Recreation Site Management: A Marketing Approach

Ian Keirle

Tourism industry; Sport & leisure industries; Management of land & natural resources; The countryside, country life

Paperback

The book offers step-by-step guidance to every management issue, from developing infrastructure to on-site health and safety,... [more]

$112.00

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The History of the Countryside

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The History of the Countryside

Oliver Rackham

History; History: specific events & topics; Popular science; The countryside, country life

Paperback

From its earliest origins to the present day, Oliver Rackham describes the endlessly changing character of Britain's countryside.... [more]

$46.00

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Mr Finchley Takes the Road

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Mr Finchley Takes the Road

Victor Canning

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Historical adventure; Historical fiction; The countryside, country life

Paperback

Mr Finchley takes a fancy to a horse-drawn caravan that he sees for sale, and sets out to explore the countryside and go house-hunting.... [more]

$19.99

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Mr Finchley Goes to Paris

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Mr Finchley Goes to Paris

Victor Canning

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Historical adventure; Historical fiction; The countryside, country life

Paperback

An ebullient Mr Finchley is about to propose marriage to a lady he had rescued from mishap, when he is sent to Paris by his... [more]

$19.99

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The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles

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The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes...

Carolyne Larrington

Literary studies: general; Celtic religion & mythology; History of ideas; Folklore, myths & legends; The countryside, country life

Paperback

A captivating modern bestiary by a mistress of modern folklore. [more]

$21.99

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Nature Detective: Urban Wildlife

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Nature Detective: Urban Wildlife

Victoria Munson

Zoology & animal sciences; Animal behaviour; Wildlife: mammals; The countryside, country life; Wildlife (Children's&YA)

Hardback

Easy-to-follow spotter book for budding nature lovers, this handy reference guide for children and adults will help everyone... [more]

$19.99

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Mushrooms: The natural and human world of British fungi

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Mushrooms: The natural and human world of British fungi

Peter Marren

Mycology, fungi (non-medical); Conservation of wildlife & habitats; The countryside, country life

Hardback

Mushrooms, the first of a major new series of books on British natural history, provides a remarkable insight into the natural... [more]

$69.99

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The Decline of an English Village

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The Decline of an English Village

Robin Page (Chair, Countryside Restoration Trust)

The countryside, country life; Local history

Hardback

This is the 45th Annniversary Edition of The Decline of an English Village. Throughout his life, Robin has observed dramatic... [more]

$44.99

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Our Place: Can We Save Britain's Wildlife Before It Is Too Late?

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Our Place: Can We Save Britain's Wildlife Before It Is Too Late?

Mark Cocker

Conservation of wildlife & habitats; The countryside, country life

Paperback

'Essential reading for anybody who cares about the future' Henry Marsh, *New Statesman Books of the Year*A radical examination... [more]

$24.99

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A Claxton Diary: Further Field Notes from a Small Planet

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A Claxton Diary: Further Field Notes from a Small Planet

Mark Cocker

Autobiography: general; Diaries, letters & journals; Memoirs; The countryside, country life

Hardback

Here are unwedded queen ants pouring out of the pavement cracks for their nuptial flights, or a garden cross spider spraying... [more]

$35.00

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The Wood: The  Life & Times of Cockshutt Wood

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The Wood: The Life & Times of Cockshutt Wood

John Lewis-Stempel

Conservation of wildlife & habitats; The countryside, country life; The Earth: natural history general

Paperback

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER and BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week' from 'indisputably, one of the best nature-writers of his generation'... [more]

$19.99

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Chasing the Ghost: My Search for all the Wild Flowers of Britain

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Chasing the Ghost: My Search for all the Wild Flowers of Britain

Peter Marren

Reference works; The countryside, country life; Trees, wildflowers & plants

Paperback

While the Ghost Orchid offers the toughest challenge of any wild plant, there were fifty more British species Peter had yet... [more]

$24.99

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On the Red Hill: Where Four Lives Fell Into Place

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On the Red Hill: Where Four Lives Fell Into Place

Mike Parker

Memoirs; The countryside, country life

Hardback

A book that is deep in riches.' Simon Callow, Guardian`A marvellous book... Taking the four seasons, the four elements and... [more]

$39.99

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The English Countryside

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The English Countryside

Ruth Binney

British & Irish history; Cultural studies; The countryside, country life

Hardback

This fascinating and entertaining book explores the flora and fauna, quirky country customs and traditions, the nature and... [more]

$19.99

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The Country of Larks: A Chiltern Journey: In the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson and the footprint of HS2

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The Country of Larks: A Chiltern Journey: In the footsteps of Robert Louis...

Gail Simmons

Biography: literary; Conservation of the environment; Transport planning & policy; The countryside, country life; Travel writing

Hardback

The Country of Larks - travel literature and nature writing describing a walk across the Chiltern Hills from High Wycombe... [more]

$27.99

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The Countryman: Through the Seasons

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The Countryman: Through the Seasons

Johnny Scott (Honorary Life Member British Association for Shooting and Conservation, BASC)

The countryside, country life

Hardback

There is something for everyone here, whether country dweller, urban nature lover, amateur historian or budding naturalist.... [more]

$44.99

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Go Wild: Find Freedom and Adventure in the Great Outdoors

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Go Wild: Find Freedom and Adventure in the Great Outdoors

Chris Naylor

The countryside, country life; Sports & outdoor recreation; Gift books

Hardback

Whether you like to walk, run, swim, admire the wildlife or forage for wild foods, this book will inspire you to get out into... [more]

$39.99

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How to Catch a Mole: And Find Yourself in Nature

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How to Catch a Mole: And Find Yourself in Nature

Marc Hamer

Memoirs; Wildlife: mammals; The countryside, country life

Hardback

Longlisted for the Wainwright Book Prize 2019A life-affirming book about the British countryside, the cycle of nature, solitude... [more]

$24.99

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The Forager's Calendar: A Seasonal Guide to Nature's Wild Harvests

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The Forager's Calendar: A Seasonal Guide to Nature's Wild Harvests

John Wright

Cookery by ingredient; The countryside, country life

Hardback

Look out of your window, walk down a country path or go to the beach in Great Britain, and you are sure to see many wild species... [more]

$39.99

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Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond

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Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond

John Lewis-Stempel

Conservation of wildlife & habitats; The countryside, country life; The Earth: natural history general

Hardback

It reflects an era before the water was polluted with chemicals and the land built on for housing, a time when ponds shone... [more]

$32.99

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The Grassling

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The Grassling

Elizabeth-Jane Burnett

Memoirs; The countryside, country life

Hardback

What fills my lungs is wider than breath could be. It is a place and a language torn, matted and melded; flowered and chiming... [more]

$35.00

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Red Rag To A Bull: Rural Life in an Urban Age

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Red Rag To A Bull: Rural Life in an Urban Age

Jamie Blackett

Memoirs; The countryside, country life

Hardback

Red Rag is a humorous and thought-provoking story seen through the eyes of a landowner, a modern-day Poldark, trying to... [more]

$44.99

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Fire

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Fire

Oivind Berg

Social & cultural history; Rural crafts; The countryside, country life

Hardback

In this beautifully illustrated book, Oivind Berg traces the use of fire as a heat source, a stove and a social gathering... [more]

$34.99

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Down to the River and Up to the Trees: Discover the Magic of Forest Therapy and Many More Natural Wonders

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Down to the River and Up to the Trees: Discover the Magic of Forest Therapy...

Sue Belfrage

Popular psychology; The countryside, country life; Walking, hiking, trekking

Paperback

** A Winner of the Woodland Books of the Year Award ** In a stressful, chaotic world, many of us are turning... [more]

$19.99

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