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The Seasons: An Elegy for the Passing of the Year Hardcover – 21 Nov 2013


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  • 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 296,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L on 31 Jan. 2014
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A great book full of interesting facts and stories. I would recommend the book especially for those interested in English traditions
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By robbo on 9 Jan. 2014
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This is not a book to be read lightly. It is a very interesting almost academic work but has the redeeming feature that many of the quotes can be passed by without losing the thread of the book. A great argument for
a distinctive Englishness. A good read.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By geishavoltage on 9 Dec. 2014
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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. I'm so glad I found this book, I can now sit back humbly and enjoy the furmenty.
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3 of 22 people found the following review helpful By John Cook on 12 Feb. 2014
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There were no instructions with this so an elderly might have had difficulty. Otherwise good value for money and suitable for purpose
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