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{ vii } Preface xiii A Geographic Locator xvii January 1. The Winter Hesitation 1 2. One Glossy Ibis and Many Ticks 2 3. Winter Gales and Beliefs 4 4. Walk the Line 5 5. The Weight of a Snipe 7 6. The Old Battlefield 8 February 7. Paths and Prints in Snow 11 8. Closing Time 12 9. To Iken 14 10. Saturation 15 11. The Box Valley 16 March 12. Disturbing Hints of Spring 19 13. The Beach Crows 20 14. Some Spring for Celandine 22 15. Blackthorn Days 23 16. The Blue Light of Spring 24 CONTENTS { viii }     Contents April 17. Two Buzzards 27 18. The Long Night of Hope 28 19. Mystery Solved 29 20. Nightingales and Green Men 30 21. Sailors’ Reading Room 31 22. The Assington Elms 32 May 23. The Owl and the Sun 35 24. The Bat and the Wild 36 25. Time Travel 37 26. Since Records Began 38 27. Bells in the Cow Parsley Season 40 28. Encounters 41 29. The Northern Sky 42 30. All Four Migrants 43 June 31. Magic in the Thicks 47 32. The Lost Shore 48 33. Hollyhock Summer 50 34. A Submission 51 35. Lay-Bys of the A12 53 36. The Cottage Hospital 55 37. Come Back the Wild 56 38. Anniversary 58 July 39. Village Edgelands 61 40. Nature at a Nuclear Power Station 62 41. Digging for Victory 64 42. Under Another Atomic Sky 65 43. Heat Wave 67 August 44. Pause for Ragwort 71 45. The End of the Road 72 { ix }     Contents 46. Nightwalk 73 47. Soon, the Departure 76 48. The Tinker’s Cottage 78 49. The Turn 79 September 50. The Path 83 51. Mud Birds 84 52. Angels in the Back Lanes 85 53. Season of Mist and Fire 87 54. In Memoriam 88 55. The Rhythm of Farm Names 89 October 56. Insect Life 93 57. A New Anniversary 94 58. Things and Doubt 95 59. Alarm Call 97 60. The Sands of Another Summer 99 61. Wait for the End 100 November 62. Bonfire Night 103 63. At First, Silence 104 64. The Night Hours 105 65. Leaf Fall and Mists 106 66. Beach Fishermen and Water Sprites 107 67. Much Can Change in a Short Time 108 68. Passing Years 110 December 69. A Marsh Murmuration 113 70. Poor Man’s Heaven 114 71. Dark and Wet at the Solstice 116 72. Pruning and Planning 117 73. Dark and Wet, Again 118 74. An East Wind 119 { x }     Contents Crossing the New Year 123 Acknowledgments 125 Notes by Tale 127 Bibliography 133 List of Photographs 137 ...

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ISBN
9781501709340
Related ISBN
9781501709357
MARC Record
OCLC
972901414
Pages
158
Launched on MUSE
2017-10-26
Language
English
Open Access
No
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