The Soaring Life of the Lark

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Skylarks are the heralds of our countryside. Their music is the quintessential sound of spring. The spirit of English pastoralism, they inspire poets, composers and farmers alike. In the trenches of World War I they were a reminder of the chattering meadows of home. Perhaps you were up with the lark, or as happy as one. History has seen us poeticise and musicise the bird, but also capture and eat them. We watch as they climb the sky, delight in their joyful singing, and yet we harm them too. This book explores the music and poetry; the breath-taking heights and struggle to survive of one of Britain’s most iconic songbirds.

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“How to describe the ecstatic song of larks? How the writers and poets have tried…”

Skylarks are the heralds of our countryside. Their music is the quintessential sound of spring. The spirit of English pastoralism, they inspire poets, composers and farmers alike. In the trenches of World War I they were a reminder of the chattering meadows of home.

Perhaps you were up with the lark, or as happy as one. History has seen us poeticise and musicise the bird, but also capture and eat them. We watch as they climb the sky, delight in their joyful singing, and yet we harm them too.

The Soaring life of the Lark explores the music and poetry; the breath-taking heights and struggle to survive of one of Britain’s most iconic songbirds.

PRAISE FOR JOHN LEWIS-STEMPEL

‘Britain’s finest living nature writer’ – The Times

‘Lewis-Stempel is a fourth-generation farmer gifted with an extraordinary ability to write prose that soars and sings’ – Daily Mail

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Weight0.197 kg
Dimensions20.5 × 13.4 × 1.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

96

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

598.825 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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