The Running Hare: The Secret Life of Farmland


An intimate natural history by John Lewis-Stempel, a farmer who wants to rediscover traditional practices.

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Written in exquisite prose, The Running Hare recalls an era before open-roofed factories and silent, empty fields, and records the ongoing destruction of the unique, fragile, glorious ploughland that exists just down the village lane. But it is also the story of a man who took on a field and husbanded it in a natural, traditional way, restoring its fertility and wildlife, bringing back the old farmland flowers and animals. John Lewis-Stempel demonstrates that it is still possible to create a place where the hare can rest safe.

The Sunday Times Bestseller from the Winner of the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015. Shortlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2017. Radio 4's 'Book of the Week'.

  • Author: Lewis-Stempel, John
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 20/04/2017
  • Pages: 304
  • Dimensions: 198x129mm

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