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Edward Storey PORTRAIT OF THE FEN COUNTRY Signed Hardback

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Second edition second printing hardback published by Robert Hale Ltd in 1978. (Originally published in 1971.) Signed, dated and with a dedication to a previous owner by Storey on the title page
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Second edition second printing hardback of PORTRAIT OF THE FEN COUNTRY by Edward Storey and published by Robert Hale Ltd in 1978. (Originally published in 1971.) Signed, dated and with a dedication to a previous owner by Storey on the title page.

The book is in very good condition (green cloth boards with gold lettering on a green and gold spineplate) with very slight age spotting and toning. The book is in a very good- unclipped dust jacket which has light age related staining to the inner flaps. Internally the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears or other inscriptions.

No part of the country can be isolated into a weekend or judged by a season, least of all the Fen country. After weeks of rain during sugar-beet lifting even the most ardent Fen lover will find his world rather damp and miserable. In winter the winds from the north-east can be so fierce and pitiless that you will feel as if needles of ice are being thrown at your eyes. But in May when white mist hovers over young spring wheat the Fens will feel as calm as a cathedral. And in summertime when the air is rich with the smell of meadowsweet and the gold-rush of harvest it can be as perfect as Eden ever was.

This portrait invites you to spend a year in the Fens, getting to know the landscape, the seasons, the people and places that make this corner of England a unique part of the British Isles. The Fen country is not a country but a mixture of countries.

Ignoring the country boundaries it would be truer to say that it is its own kingdom - a kingdom of mists and miraculous skies, of legends, history, characters and towns that all help to make this region different.

Whatever thoughts you may have about the Fens this very personal view will reveal fresh aspects of a country that will only be known intimately after many seasons. The individual beauty of the Fens is not predictable or immediately apparent. It is subtle and uncompromising, responding mostly to eyes that have time to behold and to hearts that prefer their love affairs to mature slowly.


221 pages including Index. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

ISBN: 070916954X

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  • Condition:
    Used
  • Product Code:
    6666
  • Weight:
    0.61kg