Item description for Granta 90: Country Life by Ian Jack...
The secret enthusiasms that sustain us---butterfly hunting, bicycling, bird watching, absurd days with a golf club or a fishing rod: what writers do or dream of when they're not writing--- are explored here. Features include Jim Lewis on the fine art of sleeping, the late Marshall Frady on his uncle's harmonica, Lemony Snicket on playing with toy soldiers, and more.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.19" Width: 5.67" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Jul 10, 2005
Publisher Grove Press, Granta
ISBN 1929001207 ISBN13 9781929001200
Availability 0 units.
More About Ian Jack
Ian is an award-winning British Journalist
Ian Jack has an academic affiliation as follows - Cambridge University University of Cambridge Cambridge University New.
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Interesting Granta Edition Jul 20, 2006
I was not thinking that this edition would be a great one because I don't have a strong interest in country living. Well I was wrong, an account of visiting an English town written about in 1969 and finding out how life has changed left me quite absorbed in the details. Doris Lessing writes about destroying a poor old chair from the 20's. An author finds letters written by her grandmother many years later and Studs Turkel writes about Bob Dylan. Good fun and I loved it.