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Country Topics - Auberon Waugh

Michael Joseph, 1974, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.

From the cover: “From the countryside world events acquire a different perspective. Should Mr Heath have broken the coal strike by recruiting hundreds of thousands of moles? Is mankind being stampeded by its womenfolk into a cruel and irrational attitude towards mice? Should village churches be kept as nature preserves for woodlice and bats, or should they be used to house retired colonial officials? These are only a few of the topics which Mr Waugh reflects upon in these important essays. More than providing delightful entertainment and insight into a rare and remarkable intelligence, this collection affords a glimpse into an unexplored area of English life, revealing the anarchic vitality of the countryside which complacent townsmen may be unwilling to acknowledge. Mr Waugh, the outstanding writer in a generation now reaching the peak of its powers, writes with a clarity and incisiveness which will recommend the book to social historians of the future as much as its elegance and wit will recommend it to present-day lovers of our language..”
Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 160
ISBN: 0718112504
Cover Art By: Ken Taylor

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