21St-Century Yokel

21St-Century Yokel

2nd Edition

Paperback (21 Mar 2019)

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Glorious - funny and wry and wise, and utterly its own lawmaker' Robert Macfarlane

'A rich, strange, oddly glorious brew' Guardian

Longlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2018

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.

About the Publisher



Unbound was founded by three writers: Dan Kieran, Justin Pollard & John Mitchinson. We think people who love books ? primarily readers and writers ? deserve a say in what does or doesn't get published. You may not be aware of it, but even best selling authors are beginning to have very restrictive parameters imposed on the kinds of books they get to write. Put simply, there are lots of potentially great books we're not getting the opportunity to read.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783527397
Publisher: Unbound
Imprint: Unbound
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd Edition
DEWEY: 828.9209
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 404
Weight: 370g
Height: 201mm
Width: 136mm
Spine width: 30mm