In Pursuit of Spring - Edward Thomas
“This is a kind of place-writing very different from most guidebooks or gazetteers, and indeed as a tour guide Thomas is audaciously remiss . . . its action is the psychological movement of the spirit in response to the sky. Thomas is all receptive eye and nerves.” Alexandra Harris
In March 1913, as the storm clouds of the Great War gathered, Edward Thomas set out from the suburbs of South London and travelled on his bicycle through Surrey, Hampshire and Wiltshire towards the Somerset coast.
He was a thirty-five-year-old writer at the time, a husband and father, a lover of poetry and places, who took to the road to meet the arrival of spring.
Paperback with flaps
Size: 216 x 156mm
Illustrated with photographs by Edward Thomas
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Toller n river valley in West Dorset. Recorded in the Domesday
survey as Tolre, derived from a Celtic word for stream in a hollow valley.
Little Toller Books was born in 2008 as an imprint of the Dovecote Press, a family-run publishing company that has specialised in books about rural life and local history since 1974. Little Toller was started with a singular purpose: to revive forgotten and classic books about nature and rural life in the British Isles.
The success of Little Toller’s Nature Classics has enabled it to grow into an independent publisher, attuned to writers and artists who seek inventive ways to reconnect us with the natural world and to celebrate the places we live in.