The Leaping Hare
A beautiful new edition of the classic book exploring all aspects of the hare — one of the most mysterious wild animals in our countryside.
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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
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.
'A fantastic and enlightening book. I was immediately entranced.'
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