Country life: dispatches from what’s left of it. Featuring Robert Macfarlane, Barry Lopez and Kathleen Jamie, with fiction from Richard Powers and Helen Simpson.
‘Akenfield did not bow to sentimental ideas of the countryside as idyll’
‘Think of mitosis as trillions of slightly near-sighted, plagiarizing students’
‘The world, we too often forget, has no investment or interest in the triumph of Homo sapiens’
‘It could almost have been Neolithic, an ancient and mysterious earthworks.’
On November 19, 2004 the British government passed its Hunting Act into law. The Act...
‘They touched on some of the crucial questions about sex we are still struggling with.’
‘To attack the chair I equipped myself with a saw, sharp scissors and a claw hammer.’
‘The thing about a circular walk is that you end up where you started.’
‘Moonrise woke me at one that morning.’
‘If provincial life still exists, it does so only residually and is doomed to eventual extinction.’
‘It wasn't his first radio interview—he'd done a few in New York the previous year—but certainly among his earliest.’
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