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21st-Century Yokel By Tom Cox

21st-Century Yokel by Tom Cox

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Summary

From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes this unique blend of nature writing and memoir: longlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2018

21st-Century Yokel Summary

21st-Century Yokel by Tom Cox

Longlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 21st-Century Yokel is not quite nature writing, not quite a family memoir, not quite a book about walking, not quite a collection of humorous essays, but a bit of all five. Thick with owls and badgers, oak trees and wood piles, scarecrows and ghosts, and Tom Cox's loud and excitable dad, this book is full of the folklore of several counties the ancient kind and the everyday variety as well as wild places, mystical spots and curious objects. Emerging from this focus on the detail are themes that are broader and bigger and more important than ever. Tom's writing treads a new path, one that has a lot in common with a rambling country walk; it's bewitched by fresh air and big skies, intrepid in minor ways, haunted by weather and old stories and the spooky edges of the outdoors, restless and prone to a few detours, but it always reaches its destination in the end.

21st-Century Yokel Reviews

  • 'A rich, strange, oddly glorious brew' Guardian
  • '[An] entertaining walk through English folklore ... he keeps us with him for the whole journey' Observer
  • 'Like a British David Sedaris dedicated to a rural way of life, Tom Cox crafts funny and poignant stories out of observations and interactions - except his observations are of trees and his interactions are with squirrels' A.V. Club

About Tom Cox

Tom Cox lives in Devon. A one-time music journalist he is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling The Good, the Bad and the Furry and the William Hill Sports Book longlisted Bring Me The Head of Sergio Garcia. Help the Witch, a collection of folk ghost stories, will be published in October 2019.

Additional information

GOR010140339
9781783527397
1783527390
21st-Century Yokel by Tom Cox
Used - Like New
Paperback
Unbound
2019-03-21
416
N/A
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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