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Little Toller Books

The Unofficial Countryside by Richard Mabey

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Trade Paperback.  Folk horror readers may have run across mention of this seminal book about the urban-encroaching British countryside and its effect on UK youngsters in the 70s and 80s - now you can read it too!

During the early 1970s Richard Mabey explored crumbling city docks and overgrown bomb-sites, navigated inner city canals and car parks, and discovered there was scarcely a nook in our urban landscape incapable of supporting life. The Unofficial Countryside is a timely reminder of how nature flourishes against the odds, surviving in the most obscure and surprising places.