September by English poet and novelist Jean Ingelow (1820-1897) illustrated by Edith Holden. Advertisements
Now we move into the shadows of autumn… “Smoke hangs like haze over harvested fields, The gold of stubble, the brown of turned earth And you walk under the red light of autumn The scent of fallen apples, the dust of threshed grain The sharp, gentle chill of autumn…” […]
Poppies, Harebells,and Mayweed, August 1906 Edith Holden, from ‘The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady’ 1906.
First published in 1977, The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady quickly became an International best-seller, by 2000 it had sold more than six million copies.
The daughter and granddaughter of farmers, Alison describes the landscape around her home as “bleak and beautiful” …