- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books (21 Nov. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848871619
- ISBN-13: 978-1848871618
- Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 15.9 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 395,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Seasons: An Elegy for the Passing of the Year Hardcover – 21 Nov 2013
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Groom's enthusiasm is hard to resist, and his garnering of folklore and customs that, for centuries, guided life through the changing seasons bulges with fascination. --John Carey, Sunday Times
Wonderful and timely --Philip Hoare, Independent
It's no exaggeration to say that this is a volume I have been waiting for all my life... I love Nick Groom's passionate plea for us to be aware of traditional connections between human lives, the seasons and the natural world. He provides a cornucopia of knowledge, and an inspirational call to awareness... This is a rich celebration of traditions and a plea for them not to be forgotten. --Bel Mooney, Daily Mail
Beguiling... Unexpectedly fascinating --Spectator
If you want to learn about the political, religious and aesthetic imperatives that have shaped the calendar, and consider how we can remain connected to them, then you'll find The Seasons stimulating. It offers far more than trivia and contains details that demand to be shared. --Max Liu, Independent
A heartfelt exploration of the connections between the seasons and England's traditions and folklore brims with fascinating revelations. --Readers Digest
About the Author
Nick Groom is Professor in English at Exeter University and Director, Centre for Literatures of Identity and Place. He is married with two daughters and lives in Devon.
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a distinctive Englishness. A good read.
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This is both thought-provoking and strangely practical. In these times we need to look at our past mistakes to understand our future. Nick provides this in spades. Read morePublished 14 months ago by geishavoltage