A sublime journey into the heart of the British countryside, guided by one of the masters of nature writing who notices the sublime and explains the hidden. Last November, the sudden appearance of 100 wintering ravens in a wood in Cranborne Chase, where I have lived for 25 years without seeing more than a few solitary specimens, reminded me that there is always something ready to flame up again in the landscape, just when it seemed the fire had gone out. Chris Yates, one of Britain's most insightful and lyrical writers, raises his gaze from his beloved rivers and ponds and takes you on a mesmerizing tour of the British countryside. Using his knowledge and unique perception of the natural world he sees every rustle of a leaf, or call of a bird to take you on a magical journey into the very heart of the natural world around us.
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Chris Yates is an angler, photographer, tea connoisseur, and prolific writer with contributions to the Idler magazine and former editor of Waterlog magazine. He is a celebrated British fisherman and author of How To Fish, described by Condé Nast Traveller as containing "more good sense than all those effete-aesthete fishing narratives put together." He is also known for his other books—Falling in Again, The Secret Carp, The Deepening Pool, Casting at the Sun, River Diary and Four Seasons, and the BBC2 series A Passion for Angling.Review:
"Wonderful stuff." —Independent
"There can be few who have explained so elegantly both the zen-like trance of the serious fisherman and the all-too-active comedy of preparation, expedition and return." —Guardian
"Yates drags one in...as he weaves his transcendental magic...Compellingly written." —Daily Mail
"Chris Yates is a god." —Condé Nast Traveller
"A wonderfully elegiac book." —Big Issue
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7415540