21st-Century Yokel (Paperback)

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By Tom Cox
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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. Cox'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, and always reaches its destination in the end.

About the Author

Tom Cox lives in Somerset. He is the author of, among others, the Sunday Times bestselling The Good, The Bad and The Furry and the William Hill Sports Book longlisted Bring Me the Head of Sergio Garcia. Help the Witch, his first collection of short stories, was published in 2018.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781783527397
ISBN-10: 1783527390
Publisher: Unbound
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Pages: 416
Language: English