• by John Lewis-Stempel
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meadowland gives a unique and intimate account of an English meadow’s life from January to December, together with its biography.
In exquisite prose, John Lewis-Stempel records the passage of the seasons from cowslips in spring to the hay-cutting of summer and grazing in autumn, and includes the biographies of the animals that inhabit the grass and the soil beneath: the badger clan, the fox family, the rabbit warren, the skylark brood and the curlew pair, among others. Their births, lives, and deaths are stories that thread through the book from first page to last.


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England oh Albion

To live in England & not see the country would be a great shame, hence have this as your trip to England.
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The wonders of nature spoilt by the narrator

Note to narrator: This is a story about the wonders of the English countryside, not an episode of Top Gear.
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- Peter Davies

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2014
  • Publisher: Soundings