By Tom Cox

21st-Century Yokel explores the best way we will be tied inescapably to panorama, no matter if we love it or now not, usually via our relations and our previous. It’s now not particularly a nature e-book, no longer fairly a humour booklet, now not fairly a family members memoir, now not rather folklore, no longer fairly social background, no longer rather a set of essays, yet a little all six.

It includes owls, badgers, ponies, beavers, otters, bats, bees, scarecrows, canine, ghosts, Tom’s loud and excitable dad and, convinced, even a couple of cats. It’s jam-packed with Devon’s neighborhood folklore – the traditional type, and the typical sort – and provincial locations and small issues. yet what emerges from this specialize in the small are topics which are broader and larger and extra definitive.

The book’s language is colloquial and simple 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he composed a lot of it: it’s bewitched by way of clean air, intrepid in minor methods, haunted through climate and outdated tales and the spooky edges of the outside, stressed, occasionally silly, and liable to a number of detours... however it constantly reaches its meant destination.

The e-book is illustrated with Tom’s personal panorama images and linocuts through his mother.

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