Landscape & Labour: Essays and Letters now first collected . . .

by Richard Jefferies. Hardback, Moonraker Press, 1979; with an introduction, notes and bibliography by John Pearson and drawings by Ursula Sieger.

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The publisher's blurb for this collection states: 'This volume brings together for the first time 18 essays and two letters that have never before appeared outside the journals for which they were written. . . . John Pearson, who has spent three years at the University of Exeter in postgraduate research on the writing of Jefferies, provides a critical introduction to the man and his work and has contributed a comprehensive and much-needed bibliography of all his books and pamphlets.'


Contents include: The Wiltshire Downs; A summer day in Savernake Forest; In a pine-wood; The commonest thing in the world; The old mill; Village hunting; The contents of ten acres – May; Butterfly corner; Flowers and fruit; Letter – birds of Swindon; The future of country society; The future of farming; High-pressure agriculture; The size of farms; Weather and wages in the country; The gentleman-farmer; John Smith's shanty; Women in the field; Cheese-making in the West; Letter – agricultural labour.