Afoot in England

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The Floating Press, Oct 1, 2011 - Travel - 225 pages
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This charming travelogue from William Henry Hudson, expert birdwatcher and renowned chronicler of English country life, gives readers unparalleled access to the quaint rhythms of village existence at the turn of the twentieth century. These essays and observations will please readers who have a love for English culture and the great outdoors.
 

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Contents

An Introduction
4
Chapter Two On Going Back
13
Chapter Three Walking and Cycling
22
Chapter Four Seeking a Shelter
29
Chapter Five Wind Wave and Spirit
38
Chapter Six By Swallowfield
56
Chapter Seven Roman Calleva
65
Chapter Eight A Gold Day at Silchester
72
Chapter Fourteen The Return of the Native
137
Chapter Fifteen Summer Days on the Otter
144
Chapter Sixteen In Praise of the Cow
150
Chapter Seventeen An Old Road Leading Nowhere
156
Chapter Eighteen Branscombe
163
Chapter Nineteen Abbotsbury
172
Chapter Twenty Salisbury Revisited
180
Chapter TwentyOne Stonehenge
188

Chapter Nine Rural Rides
78
Chapter Ten The Last of His Name
99
Chapter Eleven Salisbury and its Doves
110
Chapter Twelve Whitesheet Hill
117
Chapter Thirteen Bath and Wells Revisited
124
Chapter TwentyTwo The Village and the Stones
200
Chapter TwentyThree Following a River
209
Chapter TwentyFour Troston
215
Chapter TwentyFive My Friend Jack
236
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William Henry Hudson was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 4, 1841 to American parents. He developed a heart condition as a teenager and finally moved to England in 1870. He wrote several novels including The Purple Land, El Ombú, and Green Mansions. He also published numerous books on ornithology and the English countryside including Argentine Ornithology, British Birds, Afoot in England, A Shepherd's Life, Dead Man's Plack, A Traveller in Little Things, and A Hind in Richmond Park. He died on August 18, 1922.

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