Deep Country: Five Years in the Welsh Hills

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Deep Country is Neil Ansell's account of five years spent alone in a hillside cottage in Wales.

'I lived alone in this cottage for five years, summer and winter, with no transport, no phone. This is the story of those five years, where I lived and how I lived. 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. And it is the story of the hidden places that I came to call my own, and the wild creatures that became my society.'

'A beautiful, translucent portrayal of mid-Wales' Jay Griffiths

'Touching. Through Ansell's charming and thoroughly detailed stories of run-ins with red kites, curlews, sparrowhawks, jays and ravens, we see him lose himself . . . in the rhythms and rituals of life in the British wilderness' Financial Times

'Remarkable, fascinating' Time Out

'A gem of a book, an extraordinary tale. Ansell's rich prose will transport you to a real life Narnian world that CS Lewis would have envied. Find your deepest, most-comfortable armchair and get away from it all' Countryfile

Neil Ansell spent five years living on a remote hillside in Wales, and wrote his first book, Deep Country, about the experience. Since that time, he has become an award-winning television journalist with the BBC. He has travelled in over fifty countries and has written for the Guardian, the New Statesman and the Big Issue.

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Extraordinary...Deep Country is so powerful --Nick Groom, Independent

His rich prose will transport you to a real life Narnian world that CS Lewis would have envied --Jules Hudson, BBC Countryfile

A life that may redefine the word solitary yet is also crowded by the thrum of the natural world --Metro

For those of us enslaved by mortgages and consumerism or dull work...this book will resonate with its many epiphanies. --Caught by the River

A beautiful, translucent portrayal of mid-Wales --Jay Griffiths, author of Wild

For those of us enslaved by mortgages and consumerism or dull work...this book will resonate with its many epiphanies --Caught by the River

A beautiful, translucent portrayal of mid-Wales --Jay Griffiths, author of The Wild

A life that may redefine the word solitary yet is also crowded by the thrum of the natural world.
--Metro

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Neil Ansell spent five years living on a remote hillside in Wales, and wrote his first book, Deep Country, about the experience. Since that time, he has become an award-winning television journalist with the BBC. He has travelled in over fifty countries and has written for the Guardian, the New Statesman and the Big Issue.

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Deep Country is Neil Ansell s account of five years spent alone in a hillside cottage in Wales. I lived alone in this cottage for five years, summer and winter, with no transport, no phone. This is the story of those five years, where I lived and how I lived. 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. And it is the story of the hidden places that I came to call my own, and the wild creatures that became my society. Neil Ansell immerses himself in the rugged British landscape, exploring nature s unspoilt wilderness and man s relationship with it. Deep Country is a celebration of rural life and the perfect read for fans of Robert Macfarlane s Landmarks, Helen Macdonald s H is for Hawk orJames Rebanks A Shepherd s Life. A beautiful, translucent portrayal of mid-Wales Jay Griffiths Touching. Through Ansell s charming and thoroughly detailed stories of run-ins with red kites, curlews, sparrowhawks, jays and ravens, we see him lose himself .in the rhythms and rituals of life in the British wilderness Financial Times Remarkable, fascinating Time Out A gem of a book, an extraordinary tale. Ansell s rich prose will transport you to a real life Narnian world that CS Lewis would have envied. Find your deepest, most-comfortable armchair and get away from it all Countryfile Neil Ansell spent five years living on a remote hillside in Wales, and wrote his first book, Deep Country, about the experience. Since that time, he has become an award-winning television journalist with the BBC. He has travelled in over fifty countries and has written for the Guardian, the New Statesman and the Big Issue. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141049328

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Deep Country is Neil Ansell s account of five years spent alone in a hillside cottage in Wales. I lived alone in this cottage for five years, summer and winter, with no transport, no phone. This is the story of those five years, where I lived and how I lived. 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. And it is the story of the hidden places that I came to call my own, and the wild creatures that became my society. Neil Ansell immerses himself in the rugged British landscape, exploring nature s unspoilt wilderness and man s relationship with it. Deep Country is a celebration of rural life and the perfect read for fans of Robert Macfarlane s Landmarks, Helen Macdonald s H is for Hawk orJames Rebanks A Shepherd s Life. A beautiful, translucent portrayal of mid-Wales. (Jay Griffiths). Touching. Through Ansell s charming and thoroughly detailed stories of run-ins with red kites, curlews, sparrowhawks, jays and ravens, we see him lose himself.in the rhythms and rituals of life in the British wilderness. (Financial Times). Remarkable, fascinating. (Time Out). A gem of a book, an extraordinary tale. Ansell s rich prose will transport you to a real life Narnian world that CS Lewis would have envied. Find your deepest, most-comfortable armchair and get away from it all. (Country file). Neil Ansell spent five years living on a remote hillside in Wales, and wrote his first book, Deep Country, about the experience. Since that time, he has become an award-winning television journalist with the BBC. He has travelled in over fifty countries and has written for the Guardian, the New Statesman and the Big Issue. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141049328

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