Richard Jefferies (1848-87) was the author of several novels and children’s books, and remains a much-loved nature writer. He is perhaps best known for Wild Life in a Southern County (1879), a natural history of his native Wiltshire and in particular the countryside around Swindon. It has been said that Jefferies’s ‘sphere was the the fields and hedgerows around us […] his task was to show that the unfamiliar lay near at hand’ (G. Sampson).
The Centre for Writing, Place and History welcomes Rebecca Welshman (U of Exeter) for a research seminar on Richard Jefferies and his work. It promises to be a fascinating paper and discussion for anyone interested in literature, history, natural history and the environment, and everyone is welcome. Details below.
Richard Jefferies Society: http://www.richardjefferiessociety.co.uk/