The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary Edition : Afterword by Robert Macfarlane

The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary Edition : Afterword by Robert Macfarlane Reissue of J A Baker's extraordinary classic of British nature writing with an exclusive new afterword by Robert MacfarlaneJ A Baker's extraordinary classic of British nature writing was first published in 1967 Greeted with acclaim it went on to win the Duff Cooper Prize the pre-eminent literary prize of the time Luminaries such as Ted Hughes Barry Lopez and Andrew Motion have cited it as one of the most important books in twentieth-century nature writingDespite the association of peregrines with the wild outer reaches of the British Isles The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast where J A Baker spent long winters looking and writing about the visitors from the uplands - peregrines that spend the winter hunting the huge flocks of pigeons and waders that share the desolate landscape with themThis new edition of the timeless classic published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first publication features an afterword by one of the book's greatest admirers Robert Macfarlane
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