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The Private Life of the Hare by John Lewis-Stempel

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ISBN: 9780857524553 Category: Tags: ,

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THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NATURE LOVERS ‘To see a hare sit still as stone to watch a hare boxing on a frosty March morning to witness a hare bolt . . . these are great things. Every field should have a hare.’ The hare a night creature and country-dweller is a rare sight for most people. We know them only from legends and stories. They are shape-shifters witches’ familiars and symbols of fertility. They are arrogant as in Aesop’s The Hare and the Tortoise and absurd as in Lewis Carroll’s Mad March Hare. In the absence of observed facts speculation and fantasy have flourished. But real hares? What are they like? In The Private Life of the Hare John Lewis-Stempel explores myths history and the reality of the hare. And in vivid elegant prose he celebrates how in an age when television cameras have revealed so much in our landscape the hare remains as elusive and magical as ever.

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Weight 204 g
Dimensions 204 × 135 × 16 mm
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Hardback

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