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Moor : a journey into the English wilderness

Details:

Publication Type
General Interest Book
Author
William Atkins
ISBN
9780571290055
Date Published
2015
Size
194 x 128 mm
Number of Pages
400pp
Cost
£9.99
Purchase Info
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Publisher
Address
Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, LONDON, WC1B 3DA
Telephone
01206 255777

Review:

Publisher's website 2018

In this deeply personal journey across our nation's most forbidding and most mysterious terrain, William Atkins takes the reader from south to north, in search of the heart of this elusive landscape. His account is both travelogue and natural history, and an exploration of moorland's uniquely captivating position in our literature, history and psyche.

Atkins may be a solitary wanderer across these vast expanses, but his journey is full of encounters, busy with the voices of the moors, past and present: murderers and monks, smugglers and priests, gamekeepers and ramblers, miners and poets, developers and environmentalists. As he travels, he shows us that the fierce landscapes we associate with Wuthering Heights and The Hound of the Baskervilles are far from being untouched wildernesses. Daunting and defiant, the moors echo with tales of a country and the people who live in it - a mighty, age-old landscape standing steadfast against the passage of time.


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