A Good Parcel of English Soil: The Metropolitan Line by Richard Mabey

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By Richard Mabey

Richard Mabey, one in all Britain's best nature writers, appears on the courting among urban and state, and the way this brings out the ability of nature - a part of a chain of twelve books tied to the twelve strains of the London Underground.

Exploring the construction of Metro-land as a robust image of the English ruralist fable, an excellent Parcel of English Soil appears at how participants turn into sensitized to nature within the hybrid atmosphere of the suburbs.

Richard Mabey grew up at the Metropolitan line, with no the improvement of which - and its precursor, the Metropolitan Railway - within the early twentieth Century, Metro-land couldn't have come into lifestyles within the method we all know it now, and right here, via his personal family's heritage, he explores the facility of nature because it happens even at the fringes of our towns.

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