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The Leaping Hare

George Ewart Evans

A beautiful new edition of the classic book exploring all aspects of the hare — one of the most mysterious wild animals in our countryside.

13 in stock

£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571336050
Date Published
06.04.2017
Delivery
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Summary

The Leaping Hare is a rare and remarkable book about every aspect of the life and legend of the wild hare, exploring nature, poetry, folklore, history and art. A frequent feature in the mythology of many cultures, the hare has been linked with mystery and witchcraft throughout civilisation, and still today retains an air of enchantment.

‘A lovely book that is both exploratory and rooted in a sense of the hare’s mystery..’ Seamus Heaney

Critic Reviews

Here, from stubble to stewing pot, are all the facts that can be assembled; science, literature, mythology, superstition, semantics, venery, and a rich swathe of countryman's talk . . . A delightful book.

Stephen Vaughan, Observer
Critic Reviews

'A fantastic and enlightening book. I was immediately entranced.'

Rob Cowen, author of Common Ground
George EwartEvans

Born in the mining town of Abercynon, South Wales, George Ewart Evans (1909-88) was a pioneering oral historian. In 1948 he settled with his family in Blaxhall, Suffolk, and through conversing with his neighbours he developed an interest in their dialect and the aspects of rural life which they described. Many were agricultural labourers, born before the turn of the…

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