|The new edition|
Quiet a few companies are reprinting crime and other fiction from past decades but I recently came across Little Toller Books........just a bit late as it's 10 years since they started.
A book they have recently re-published popped up on my Amazon Recommendations and I knew it was a book that I had a much, much older copy of on my shelves.
My copy came from one of the charity book sales several years ago. I thought then I'd found something quite unusual, something long forgotten.
|My old copy|
I discovered it wasn't completely unique when I spotted a copy on the shelves of the B&B place we stayed in when Eldest Daughter got married.
And now it's been brought back for new readers.
The classic account of a young man’s life in rural Sussex, away from his city life – a year in which he rented a derelict cottage and scratched a living from selling dried herbs and wildflowers. Bearing comparison to Thoreau’s Walden, Murray’s intense feeling for his place is evident on every page. For all that it is no simple story of a rural idyll – life at Copsford was difficult and Murray does not shy away from the occasional terrors of a house that had its hauntings.
This was originally published in 1948 and tells the story of his 10 months in the cottage not long after WWI.
This is one of a series called Nature Classics reprinted by Little Toller Books in the last 10 years. 21 are still available from them but there are many more earlier ones no longer in print. Quite a lot I've seen in their original editions and once owned especially during the years we bought and sold country and farming books at the Suffolk Smallholder show.
One they no longer have available is something I read many years ago, when it was around for the first time and loved and have never seen since.
|Picture from Amazon|
Just look at how good a collection of their books would look on a shelf!
|Picture from Little Toller website|
(Just should say this isn't a sponsored post or advertising but if they want to send me a copy of any of their books I would be well pleased!)