Country gentlemen, bird-watching vicars and farmers have traditionally been the chroniclers of the British countryside and rural way of life. This book introduces a very different point of view. We see the changing seasons - and the 20th century revolution in the long-settled ways of rural life - through the shahrp eyes of ten exceptional women including a leading suffragette, a classical scholar, an artist with her own large farm, and a climber's daughter who turned to writing when her children grew up and left home. Here is The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady for the 21st century.
About this author
Martin Wainwright is the Northern editor of the Guardian and a regular broadcaster. Born in Leeds, he co-authored the Which? Guide to Yorkshire and The Peak District. He has also edited three previous Country Diary Collections: A Gleaming Landscape, A Lifetime of Mountains and Wartime Country Diaries.