The Henry Williamson Society

Days of Wonder (e-book only)

Days of Wonder (e-book only)

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A collection of the articles that appeared in the Daily Express between 1966 and 1971 on subjects ranging from the battles of the Somme and Vimy Ridge to the wreck of the Torrey Canyon in March 1967 and conservation issues.

Introduction by Richard Williamson, illustrated by Richard Richardson and Don Roberts, and with photographs courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, 104 print pages, Henry Williamson Society,1987; e-book 2013

The thirty-eight articles collected here begin with an important three-part essay of the battle of the Somme, written and published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the disastrous opening day of the battle. Another commemorates the taking of Vimy Ridge by the Canadians in 1917. Now, nearly 100 years after the events described here, these essays, more than ever, are timely reminders of those far-off days. Other essays concern ecological and environmental problems – the tragedy of the huge oil spill from the wrecked Torrey Canyon; the effect on wildlife of the spraying of toxic chemicals on farmland – while others are HW’s inimitable nature sketches, some illustrated by drawings specially commissioned from the talented artist Richard Richardson, others by Don Roberts, then art director at the Daily Express.

The paperback has been out of print for some years, and we are very happy to make this title available as an e-book. The text has been revised, and there are additional illustrations.


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