Home School Book Review
, March 09, 2016
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This book is apparently a collection of articles which were originally written for and published in a newspaper called the Daily News by author Francis Arnold Knight (1852-1915). These articles consist of observations about country life beginning in winter, moving through spring, summer, and fall, and concluding with the Yule season. They cover experiences throughout various locations in England, including the seashore, woodlands, meadows, marshes, fields, hills, riversides, moors, and even a country cemetery, although a couple of chapters discuss a summer excursion to the Bavarian highlands in southern Germany. I found it a pleasant diversion. Those who would enjoy reading highly descriptive nature essays detailing the flora and fauna of Great Britain, along with a few related English historical references, should like it. Other similar volumes by Francis Arnold Knight include By Leafy Ways, The Rambles of a Dominie, In the West Country, and The Heart of Mendip.