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Non-fiction. First published in 1948: new nine page introduction by R. B. Russell. Also includes for the first time Murray's essay, ''Voices of Trees''.
''in 1920 a young man, Walter Murray, spent a year in a derelict cottage, Copsford, working in lonely countryside among the wild animals and birds, with only a dog, Floss, for companionship. From the beginning, Murray has to fight not only the rats that infest his inhospitable house, and the elements outside, but also a loneliness that he finds soul-shatteringly oppressive. But Murray comes to delight in his simple life, despite its deprivations. Above all, he appreciates the wildlife he experiences in meadow and woodland, the animals and insects, birds and butterflies. And he comes to a deeper understanding of plants and trees, the sun, wind, rain, frost and snow. Copsford is an under-appreciated classic of the English countryside, delighting not only in flora and fauna, but in scent, colour, sound and movement. In beautiful and sensitive prose Murray expresses a vivid depth of feeling for nature that makes Copsford a tour de force of nature mysticism''.
Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Publisher: Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire.: 2019.
ISBN Number: 1912586118
ISBN Number 13: 9781912586110
Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 45110