The Horrors of the Countryside

front cover of "The Horrors of the Countryside"
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C. E. M. Joad


A diatribe against country life: 'It is generally believed that the English countryside is very beautiful. The home counties in particular are held in which its attractiveness resides and which confer upon it its peculiar charm. These include farm houses, country lanes, village streets, thatched cottage, babbling brooks, water meadows, wayside flowers, coppices in spring, woods in autumn, and a general mildness of atmosphere, wetness of the weather and to the gentle contours of the land.' (7)


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