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The lone swallows and other essays of boyhood and youth / by Henry Williamson ; illustrated by C. F. Tunnicliffe

Henry Williamson

RA Collection: Book

Record number




New enl. and ill. ed.


London ; New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1933

Physical Description

xiv, 242 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.

General Note

First published in November 1922. First illustrated edition published 1933

Summary Note

In The Lone Swallows Mr. Williamson has retained the title of his first “nature book,” together with most of its contents. Otherwise it is a new book, containing as it does many new chapters, including the long Nature Diary which was written by the author when a boy at school just before the Great War. A comparison of this document, its unpremeditated clarity of style, observation of detail, and joie-de-vivre with the essays and stories written five years later, when the youthful war-veteran went to live in Devon, is, in the opinion of the publishers, one of the most significant things about what is essentially a poet’s book. [dust-jacket].