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Weatherland: Writers & Artists Under English Skies

Weatherland: Writers & Artists Under English Skies

Alexandra Harris

Writers and artists across the centuries, from Chaucer to Ian McEwan, and from the creator of the Luttrell Psalter in the fourteenth century to John Piper in the 20th, looking up at the same skies and walking in the same brisk air, have felt very different things and woven them into their novels, poems and paintings. Alexandra Harris's subject is not the weather itself, but the weather as it is daily recreated in the human imagination. She builds her remarkable story from small evocative details and catches the distinct voices of compelling individuals:

Weatherland is both a sweeping panorama of cultural climates on the move and a richly illustrated, intimate account for although weather is vast, it is experienced physically, emotionally and spiritually; as Harris cleverly reveals, it is at the very heart of English life and culture. 432 pages.

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