Arcole Publishing, 1 dic 2018 - 97 páginas
A slim volume of essays by Viscount Grey of Fallodon, first published in 1926, this book is a collection of seven addresses he gave on subjects such as reading, nature, and public life. The essays range from 1919-1924.
In these stimulating and delightful papers, written at his ancestral home at Fallodon in Northumberland, England’s foreign minister tells of those aspects of life from which he drew refreshment and lasting pleasure. Included is his famous essay on “The Fly-Fisherman,” which appeared in this book for the first time in 1926.
The Viscount’s essays were presented as lectures and as he was unable to read from a manuscript, owing to poor eyesight, he delivered his thoughts with no notes at all, relying on a shorthand writer to record the words for print.
Full essay list: “The Pleasure of Reading;” “Pleasure in Outdoor Nature;” “Recreation;” “Some Thoughts on Public Life;” “Waterfowl at Fallodon;” “The Fly-Fisherman;” “Wordsworth’s ‘Prelude’.”
Beautifully illustrated throughout with art deco woodcuts.
An unmissable addition to any World War I library.
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