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Far Away and Long Ago by William Henry Hudson
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Dec 14, 07

Recommended for: nature lovers
Read in October, 2007

The author grew up in Argentina in the late 1800's and he describes a fantastical natural world, at least to those of us who grew up in the tame North American forests. The ostriches, the vaqueros, the cattle, the birds. As a boy he falls in love with birds and, although he studies and appreciates all of nature, the birds are his first love. Despite having no formal education, a few tutors helping him and his brothers with the basics, he has the most lyrical and moving way of writing. Very excellent nature writing. I've also read "Idle days in Patagonia" but I can only find the version in French, and I read it in English.
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