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By J. A. Baker, Robert Macfarlane (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590171332
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: NYRB Classics - December 31st, 2004

A bookseller once told me he stopped on page 190 of this book, so he could claim he was always reading The Peregrine. It's a clear impulse, to want to live within J.A. Baker's fenlands of England, completely void of people—only birds, who "know suffering and joy in simple states not possible for us." There are books that change the way you read, and then there are books that alter the way you want to live, walk, pay attention. The Peregrine is both.


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