The Henry Williamson Society

Days of Wonder

Days of Wonder

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Paperback, Henry Williamson Society, first edition, 1987; with an Introduction by Richard Williamson, illustrations by Richard Richardson and Don Roberts, and with photographs courtesy of the Imperial War Museum.
Book condition: bottom of the spine bruised, with a small tear (no loss), otherwise good condition; owner's inscription on first page.

One of the series of collected writings published by the Henry Williamson Society, and long out of print.

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.

(For further information about the book and its contents, see Days of Wonder.)

Product CodeHWS125

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