This week, Mark takes up Anna Pavord’s reflections upon the British landscape, and its changing social and artistic representations, as collected in her 2016 book Landskipping; Painters, Ploughmen and Places from Bloomsbury.

As one who has only recently returned from a visit to the locations of some of Britain’s most iconic landscapes, I found myself – after reading Mark’s review – all-too-quickly becoming desirous of returning. Alas, ’twill likely be nearly a year before I am able to do so.

Mark Avery’s book reviews appear in The Well-read Naturalist by special arrangement. You can find all of Mark’s past reviews as well as a wide-ranging collection of his other writings on his Standing Up for Nature website.