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DOC ✓ READER Meadowland The Private Life of an English Field FREE Á JOHN LEWIS-STEMPEL è What really goes on in the long grass? Meadowland gives an uniue and intimate account of an English meadow’s life from January to December together with its biography In exuisite prose JohnM cowslips in spring to the hay cutting of summer and grazing in autumn and includes the biographies of the animals that inhabit the grass and the soil beneath the badger clan the fox family the rabbit warrenthe skylark brood and the curlew pai This is a gorgeous homage to the traditional English meadow I was trying to read this book slowly and follow Lewis Stempel through his year on the Lower Meadow of his home in Herefordshire However I could only stretch it out two months because it's such a pleasure to read Lewis Stempel is a man of the land and a poet at heart He spends so much time walking the night meadow that I half expected him to turn into a werewolf by the end of the year I'm a romantic at heart I learnt so much about English flora and fauna reading Meadowland

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R among others Their births lives and deaths are stories that thread through the book from first page to lastIn Meadowland Lewis Stempel does for meadows what Roger Deakin did for woodland and rivers in his bestselling books Wildwood and Waterl A lovely twelve month journal any nature lover would appreciate

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Meadowland The Private Life of an English FieldWhat really goes on in the long grass? Meadowland gives an uniue and intimate account of an English meadow’s life from January to December together with its biography In exuisite prose John Lewis Stempel records the passage of the seasons fro A few months ago a GR friend reviewed this book and it sounded like just the sort of thing I'd love Sadly when trying to locate a copy I found out it isn't readily available in the US I'm still baffled as to why an e book isn't available but I also know nothing about copyright and publishing laws and business arrangements When I traveled to the UK a few weeks ago this book and a few others were top on the list of souvenirs to bring home This book was a pure joy to read John Lewis Stempel is a keen observer who has the patience and the passion to see in nature what so many others would miss He has a deep rooted connectedness to the land throughout every season His writing is exuisite and by use of all of his senses he transports his readers to that English meadow in Herefordshire In an age when so many books about the earth are bleak and leave readers with a feeling of despair Lewis Stemple manages to addresses ecological concerns but keeps the focus on celebrating the beauty and natural rhythms of his field I dog eared at least 3 dozen pages and underlined numerous passages so I could easily find them in the future As a closing thought I will share the following To stand alone in a field in England and listen to the morning chorus of the birds is to remember why life is preciousI will proselytize on behalf of the dawn chorus If you rise at dawn in May you can savour the world before the pandemonium din of the Industrial Revolution and 247 shoppingThere's an evening chorus too and it is best enjoyed on a day like this when the light is seductive in white veils and there is enough moisture in the dusk air to intensify the floral incense of the spring meadowOh the joy to be alive in England in Meadowland once May is here