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A first limited edition (300 copies only) hardback. The title was originally published by George Allen and Unwin in 1948. This new edition from Tartarus also contains Murray’s essay, ‘Voices of Trees’. Unread. Price still on dust jacket. Stunning boards. Unread.
SYNOPSIS: “With photographs by the author and an introduction by R.B. Russell .
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.”
Packed weight 755gms. IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE DESPATCH