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Country Living (UK) - - A Month In The Country -

Skymeadow: Notes from an English Gar­dener (Con­sta­ble, £16.99) PLAGUED BY PER­SONAL TRAGEDY, CHAR­LIE HART LEFT LON­DON FOR A SMALL PEB VAL­LEY FARM­HOUSE, COM­PLETE WITH MEADOWLAND. WHILE WRESTLING WITH THE ROSES, HE WORKED THROUGH HIS GRIEF AND FOUND THAT CUL­TI­VAT­ING A GAR­DEN HELPED MEND HIS MIND. THIS MED­I­TA­TIVE BOOK CEL­E­BRATES THE HEAL­ING EF­FECTS OF NA­TURE. Tamed: Ten Species That Changed Our World (Ar­row, £9.99) HUN­DREDS OF THOU­SANDS OF YEARS AGO, POTA­TOES AND WHEAT WERE UNCULTIVATED, AND CAT­TLE AND DOGS WERE WILD AN­I­MALS. IN THIS BOOK, ALICE ROBERTS TRACKS THE EX­TRA­OR­DI­NARY WAY HU­MANS HAVE DO­MES­TI­CATED PLANTS AND AN­I­MALS, TURN­ING THEM INTO AL­LIES THAT HAVE HELPED BUILD TO­DAY’S WORLD.

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