A Good Parcel of English Soil: The Metropolitan Line (Penguin Underground Lines) (Paperback)

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Richard Mabey, one of Britain's leading nature writers, looks in A Good Parcel of English Soil at the relationship between city and country, and how this brings out the power of nature—part of a series of 12 books tied to the 12 lines of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates 150 years of the Tube with Penguin. Also available in a boxed set.

About the Author

Richard Mabey has been described as "Britain's greatest living nature writer" and is a frequent contributor to the BBC.

Praise For…

"Richard Mabey's A Good Parcel of English Soil, his essay on the Metropolitan line, is one of the most compelling segments of Penguin's Underground Lines. . . eclectic and broad-minded. . . elegantly written."  —Observer

"Authors include the masterly John Lanchester, the children of Kids Company, comic John O'Farrell and social geographer Danny Dorling. Ranging from the polemical to the fantastical, the personal to the societal, they offer something for every taste. All experience the city as a cultural phenomenon and notice its nature and its people. Read individually they're delightful small reads, pulled together they offer a particular portrait of a global city."  —Evening Standard

"Exquisitely diverse."  —Times

"Eclectic and broad-minded. . . beautifully designed."  —Observer

"The contrasts and transitions between books are as stirring as the books themselves. . . A multidimensional literary jigsaw."  —Londonist

"A series of short, sharp, city-based vignettes—some personal, some political and some pictorial. . . each inimitable author finds that our city is complicated but ultimately connected, full of wit, and just the right amount of grit."  —Fabric Magazine

"A collection of beautiful books."  —Grazia
Product Details
ISBN: 9781846146169
ISBN-10: 184614616X
Publisher: Particular Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2013
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Penguin Underground Lines