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By Tom Cox

21st-Century Yokel explores the way in which we will be able to be tied inescapably to panorama, even if we love it or now not, frequently via our relations and our earlier. It’s no longer really a nature ebook, no longer rather a humour booklet, no longer rather a kin memoir, now not really folklore, now not relatively social background, now not fairly a suite of essays, yet a little bit all six.

It comprises owls, badgers, ponies, beavers, otters, bats, bees, scarecrows, canines, ghosts, Tom’s loud and excitable dad and, convinced, even a couple of cats. It’s packed with Devon’s neighborhood folklore – the traditional type, and the typical style – and provincial locations and small issues. yet what emerges from this specialise in the small are subject matters which are broader and larger and extra definitive.

The book’s language is colloquial and straightforward and its 11 chapters are discursive and wide-ranging, rambling even. the texture of the ebook has much in universal with the rustic walks Tom Cox used to be on whilst he composed a lot of it: it’s bewitched by way of clean air, intrepid in minor methods, haunted by way of climate and outdated tales and the spooky edges of the outside, stressed, occasionally silly, and liable to a couple of detours... however it consistently reaches its meant destination.

The ebook is illustrated with Tom’s personal panorama images and linocuts by means of his mother.

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