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A Land (Collins Nature Library)
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Jacquetta Hawkes was a British archaeologist and prolific writer predominantly interested in the lives of the peoples discovered by archaeological excavations. Her publications include The World of the Past (1963) and The Shell Guide to British Archaeology (1986). She co-authored a number of books with both her first husband, Christopher Hawkes - Prehistoric Britain (1943) - and her second husband, the prominent novelist, playwright and broadcaster J. B. Priestley - Dragon's Mouth (1952) and Journey Down a Rainbow (1955). Robert Macfarlane won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for his first book, Mountains of the Mind (2003). His second, The Wild Places (2007), was similarly celebrated, winning three prizes and being shortlisted for six more. Both books were adapted for television by the BBC. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

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`There is a weird beauty in this prophetic book. Information it provides, curious facts, agreeable stories, passages of literary power, and many excellent digressions and asides. But all these would just compose a learned and a clever book. A Land is something more than just that: it is written with a passion of love and hate.' Observer `Written with vision, with passion and with style. Her book helps us to understand both the land on which we live and the life we live on it. An exposition of two rather specialized sciences is made a moving and imaginative experience.' Times Literary Supplement `Feeling and imagination, allied with the scientist's grasp of material reality, have enable the author to write a powerful and distinguished book that is also a piece of fine literature.' Birmingham Mail `The naturalist and the poet combine in the perfecting of the pictures which draw is unto the writer's reveries.' The Times

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