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  • Food For Free by Richard Mabey
    Food For Free (English, Paperback) Richard Mabey

    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

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  • Meadowland by John Lewis-Stempel
    Meadowland (Paperback) John Lewis-Stempel

    In exquisite prose, John Lewis-Stempel records the passage of the seasons from cowslips in spring to the hay-cutting of summer and grazing in autumn, and includes the biographies of the animals that inhabit the grass and the soil beneath: the badger clan, the fox family, the rabbit warren,the skylark brood and the curlew pair, among others.

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  • Shetland by James Morton
    Shetland (Hardback) James Morton, Tom Morton

    The first book to explore the cooking and communities of Shetland, with lavish photography of these spectacular isles

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  • Deep Country by Neil Ansell
    Deep Country (English, Paperback) Neil Ansell

    The author spent five years spent alone in a hillside cottage in Wales. He immersed himself in the rugged British landscape, exploring nature's unspoilt wilderness and man's relationship with it. It is the story of what it means to live in a place so remote that you may not see another soul for weeks on end.

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  • Nurture by Lady Carole Bamford
    Nurture (English, Hardback) Lady Carole Bamford

    Over 40 years ago, Carole Bamford began a journey towards a more conscious way of life. From sustainable farming to holistic health, Nurture shares Carole Bamford's vision for a more mindful way of life and how we can all nourish our bodies, mind and spirit in a simple and balanced way.

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  • Sheep Manual by Liz Shankland
    Sheep Manual (English, Hardback) Liz Shankland

    Sheep have to be one of the most versatile livestock animals on the planet. All-in-one grazing and fertilising machines, they provide meat and milk for our tables, wool for clothing, carpets, and insulation, skins for leather and rugs, and a whole host of other products....

    $28.38 $34.95
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  • On the Marshes by Carol Donaldson
    On the Marshes (English, Paperback) Carol Donaldson

    On the Marshes is Carol Donaldson's extraordinary evocation of the north Kentish marshes, told through a long walk taken across this liminal landscape, in search of the people and wildlife that make this unusual landscape their home.

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  • Food for Free by Richard Mabey
    Food for Free (Hardback) Richard Mabey

    The classic foraging guide to over 200 types of food that can be gathered and picked in the wild, Food for Free returns in its 40th year as a sumptuous, beautifully illustrated and fully updated anniversary edition.

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  • Shetland by Ann Cleeves
    Shetland (English, Hardback) Ann Cleeves

    Ann Cleeves' bestselling series of crime novels, featuring Detective Jimmy Perez, and now also adapted for a major BBC television series, draw their inspiration from the place in which they take place: Shetland. An archipelago of more than 100 islands, it is the one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom. Its 1500 miles of shore mean that wherever one stands, there is a view of the sea....

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  • Notes from Walnut Tree Farm by Roger Deakin
    Notes from Walnut Tree Farm (Paperback) Roger Deakin

    For the last six years of his life, Roger Deakin kept notebooks in which he wrote his daily thoughts, impressions, feelings and observations about and around his home, Walnut Tree Farm. This title collects his writings, capturing his restless curiosity about nature and his impressions of our changing world.

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  • The Encyclopedia Of Country Living, 40Th Anniversary Edition by Carla Emery
    The Encyclopedia Of Country Living, 40Th Anniversary Edition (English, Paperback) Carla Emery

    An original manual of basic country skills that is suitable for people living in the country, the city and everywhere in between. It contains practical advice on how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, cook on a wood stove, over 2000 recipes, and more.

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  • Kinder Scout by Ed Douglas
    Kinder Scout (Paperback) Ed Douglas, John Beatty

    Writer Ed Douglas and photographer John Beatty are close friends and have a shared history with Kinder going back decades. In Kinder Scout: The People's Mountain they reveal the social, political, cultural and ecological developments that have shaped the physical and human landscape of this enigmatic and treasured hill.

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  • The Way of the Hare by Marianne Taylor
    The Way of the Hare (English, Paperback) Marianne Taylor

    An exploration of the relationship between humans and the charismatic and elusive hare.

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  • Hidden Villages of Britain by Clare Gogerty
    Hidden Villages of Britain (English, Hardback) Clare Gogerty

    In the first book from the highly successful Channel 4 television series, Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, we explore the most interesting and beautiful examples of British village life in this lavishly illustrated book.

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  • Great British Seasonal Walks by National Trust
    Great British Seasonal Walks (English, Paperback) National Trust

    A glorious celebration of the seasons and the simple pleasures of walking from the archives of the National Trust.

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  • 21st-Century Yokel by Tom Cox
    21st-Century Yokel (English, Hardback) Tom Cox

    The feel of the book has a lot in common with the country walks Tom Cox was on when he composed much of it: it's bewitched by fresh air, intrepid in minor ways, haunted by weather and old stories and the spooky edges of the outdoors, restless, sometimes foolish, and prone to a few detours...

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  • A Natural History of the Hedgerow by John Wright
    A Natural History of the Hedgerow (Paperback) John Wright

    It is difficult to think of a more quintessential symbol of the British countryside than the British Hedgerow, bursting with blackberries, hazelnuts and sloes, and home to oak and ash, field mice and butterflies. But as much as we might dream about foraging for mushrooms or collecting wayside nettles for soup, most of us are unaware of quite how profoundly hedgerows have shaped the history of our...

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  • The Village News by Tom Fort
    The Village News (Hardback) Tom Fort

    The Village News is a whimsical, funny and informative travelogue by pedal power of a variety of villages across our nation that encapsulate, or showcase, all the best elements of what could be seen as the English village.

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  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
    Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (English, Paperback) Annie Dillard

    This winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975, and listed by the New York Times as one of the best 100 non-fiction books of the century, gives timeless reflections on solitude, writing and faith amid the beautiful though sometimes brutal world of nature on the author's doorstep in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

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  • Kilvert's Diary by William Plomer
    Kilvert's Diary (Paperback) William Plomer

    A SELECTION EDITED AND INTRODUCED BY WILLIAM PLOMERFrancis Kilvert was an country clergyman who lived from 1840 to 1879, and these are his diaries: gossipy, sweet-natured, generous, curious, and full of an abiding wonder and delight in the natural world and the beauties of the changing seasons.

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