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The Country Diaries: A Year in the British Countryside Hardcover – 15 Oct 2009
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A fascinating portrait of country life across the centuries told by the nation's greatest diarists . . . dip into it each day to see how endlessly gripping and entertaining everyday life can be. --Country Life
The arch-editor appears to have scoured the hedgerows, rolled over boulders and scaled Britain's mountains in his search. For he has unearthed a diverse range of authors - from literary greats such as Hardy and Scott; to playwrights and poets, such as Bennett and Sassoon to more contemporary sources, like Roger Deakin and Derwent May. --Scottish Field
About the Author
Alan Taylor is a journalist and is currently the Editor of the Scottish Review of Books and Associate Editor of the Sunday Herald. Formerly, he worked for Scotland on Sunday and the Scotsman, where he was Managing Editor. In an earlier incarnation he was a reference librarian. He is the co-editor of two other anthologies: The Assassin's Cloak and Those Who Marched Away (both published by Canongate).
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