In Pursuit of Spring - Edward Thomas

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

232 pages


Illustrated with photographs by Edward Thomas

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