Skip to content


Anna Pavord - Landskipping (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B003169
1 available
Original price £3.95 - Original price £3.95
Original price
£3.95 - £3.95
Current price £3.95

Subtitled : Painters, Ploughmen & Places.

A ravishing celebration of landscape, its iridescent beauty and its potential to comfort, awe and mesmerise.

Landskipping explores the different ways in which we have, throughout the ages, responded to the land, beginning in the eighteenth century when artists first started to paint English scenery, and the Lakes, as well as Snowdon, began to attract a new kind of visitor, the landscape tourist.

Meanwhile, at the same time, an entirely different band of people, the agricultural improvers, also travelled the land, looking at it in terms of its usefulness as well as its beauty. What emerges as universal then and now is a place's capacity to frame and define our experience.

Moving from the rolling hills of Dorset to the peaks of the Scottish Highlands, this is an exquisite and compelling book, written by Anna Pavord with zest, passion and deep understanding.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Britain
  • Published : 2016 (This Edition 2017 - Bloomsbury)
  • ISBN : 9781408868935
  • SKU : B003169
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Anyone who loves the variety and idiosyncrasies of the British countryside will relish this poignant celebration." - Independent.

"Pavord is a great excavator of roots. Pavord threads together a patchwork of history, nature writing, polemic and memoir. Always she remains attuned to the sensual character of the environment. I was suitably entranced by its many splendid views and perspectives.' - Sunday Telegraph.

'Pavord writes thoughtfully, with deep and wide-ranging knowledge, of the land and what grows on it, of art, literature and the history of taste. And she writes from the heart - the heart of a countrywoman as well as the country-lover. The fruit of genuine observation, described with straining for effect, it's a wonderful piece of writing - one of many in this superb, heartfelt and illuminating book.' - Literary Review.

'A winning study of the British landscape.' - Lucy Scholes, BBC Countryfile.

'An insight into landscape's cultural impact to highlight the ability of wide open spaces to inspire and provide.' - Sunday Times.

'An inspiring overview.' - Sunday Express.

'A glorious and comprehensive celebration of all that is best in the British landscape . there is much beauty in what remains of the British landscape. How lucky we are to have a scholar of Anna Pavord's stature to chronicle it.' - Literary Review.

'Intriguing. Scholarly, yet written with brio, her book should be read by all those who love our unique countryside.' - Catholic Morning Herald.

The Author

Anna Pavord is a British horticultural writer. She wrote for The Observer for over twenty years and for The independent for over thirty years - from its first to last print edition. Her book The Tulip was listed as a New York Times best seller.

Categories, Collections, Filters & Keywords : Second Hand Books Paperback Non-Fiction Keywords_Rural Life Keywords_Britain Keywords_Agriculture & Farming Britain Book Type & Condition_Second Hand Books Book Type & Condition_Second Hand - Very Good Book Format_Paperback All Books