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Days of Wonder: Contributions to the Daily Express, 1966-1971
Series: Henry Williamson Collections, Book 3. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 41,640. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
The subjects of these articles range from graphic descriptions of the battles of the Somme and Vimy Ridge, written on the fiftieth anniversaries of the battles, to essays on ecology and conservation – in particular, in support of banning the hunting of otters in the UK, and a trilogy of essays on the occasion of a congress of the World Wildlife Fund held in London in 1970.
A Clear Water Stream
Series: Henry Williamson Collections, Book 11. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 67,180. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is a newly illustrated edition of a much-loved classic of country and angling literature. Set in the first half of the 1930s, it tells of the time when the Williamson family lived at Shallowford in Devon. A two-mile stretch of fishing came with the cottage, on the River Bray, which runs through the deer park close by, and the book tells the story of Williamson's relationship with the river.
From a Country Hilltop
Series: Henry Williamson Collections, Book 9. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 48,080. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Henry Williamson (1895-1977), novelist, remains best known for his much-loved Tarka the Otter. Between 1951 and 1969 he published his novel sequence A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. While writing these he continued to write short pieces for newspapers and magazines. From a Country Hilltop is a collection of 58 of these written between 1958 and 1964 for the Sunday Times and the Co-op Home Magazine.
The Notebook of a Nature-lover
Series: Henry Williamson Collections, Book 12. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 30,710. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An enchanting anthology originally written as a regular column for the Sunday Referee that reflects Henry Williamson’s unique ability to communicate his passion for the English countryside, whether it be observing salmon leaping in the River Bray, watching partridges in his field and a spider in its web, walking on Dartmoor and Exmoor, or tales of his young children exploring the natural world.
Spring Days in Devon, and other Broadcasts
Series: Henry Williamson Collections, Book 14. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 71,850. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
During the late 1930s Henry Williamson, perhaps best remembered today as a ‘nature’ writer, broadcast talks on the BBC. Scripts of those in this e-book cover various subjects on nature in North Devon from his own inimitable viewpoint, from a description of a walk along the sands with his young son to talks on the red deer, otter, barn owl and stoat; and his move to a derelict farm in Norfolk.
Henry Williamson, author of Tarka the Otter: A brief look at his Life and Writings in North Devon in the 1920s and '30s, the area known today as Tarka Country
Series: Henry Williamson Collections, Book 20. Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 21,950. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
This short anthology serves as an introduction to Henry Williamson’s early writings about North Devon, which established his reputation as perhaps the foremost British nature writer of the twentieth century. There are extracts from Williamson’s classic novels 'Tarka the Otter' and 'Salar the Salmon', as well as from less well-known works, illustrated by contemporary photographs.