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The Peregrine

Afterword by Robert Macfarlane

by J. A. Baker Author · Mark Cocker Author of introduction, etc.

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Reissue of J. A. Baker's extraordinary classic of British nature writing, with an exclusive new afterword by Robert Macfarlane. J. A. Baker's extraordinary classic of British nature writing was first published in 1967. Greeted with acclaim, it went on to win the Duff Cooper Prize, the pre-eminent literary prize of the time. Luminaries such as Ted Hughes, Barry Lopez and Andrew Motion have cited it as one of the most important books in twentieth-century nature writing. Despite the association of peregrines with the wild, outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast, where J. A. Baker spent long winters looking and writing about the visitors from the uplands – peregrines that spend the winter hunting the huge flocks of pigeons and waders that share the desolate landscape with them. This new edition of the timeless classic, published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first publication, features an afterword by one of the book's greatest admirers, Robert Macfarlane.

Publication Details

Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:
William Collins
Edition:
50th Anniversary
Publication Date:
2017

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J. A. Baker (Author)

Robert Macfarlane won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for his first book, Mountains of the Mind (2003). His second, The Wild Places (2007), was similarly celebrated, wi...

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Creators

Author of introduction, etc. :
Mark Cocker
Author :
J. A. Baker
Author of afterword, colophon, etc. :
Robert Macfarlane
Editor :
John Fanshawe
The Peregrine
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