Walking with fancy / illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe

E. L. Grant Watson

RA Collection: Book

Record number




1st edition


London: Country Life Limited, 1943

Physical Description

120 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

General Note

"The book production war economy standard. This book is published in complete conformity with the authorzsed economy standards." [colophon].

Summary Note

Can a mole be tamed? How many worms does a robin eat in a day? How are fleas trained? Where can snaked be found? These and a hundred other such questions emerge from this absorbing collection of country sketches with a Sussex and Devon background, by one of our foremost field naturalists.

But Mr. Grant Watson is more than that. He is not content merely to record what he has seen in a long and wide experience: he is for ever “searching an infinite Where, probing a bottomless When” for the key to the wonders of the universe.

His sensitive and illuminating prose finds an ideal complement in the scraperboard illustrations of Mr. C. F. Tunnicliffe. [dust-jacket].