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James Crowden was born in Plymouth and brought up on the western edge of Dartmoor. He joined the army in 1972 and has travelled widely in the Middle East, Iran and Afghanistan. In 1976-77 he spent a winter in the Himalaya trapped for six months in the Zangskar Valley in Ladakh. He studied civil engineering at Bristol and anthropology at Oxford. After a spell in the Outer Hebrides he worked in Bristol Docks as a boatman and then in 1980 settled in Dorset and after five years migrated over the border into Somerset. He worked for twenty years as a casual agricultural labourer involved with cider making, night lambing, sheep shearing and forestry. His first book was Blood Earth & Medicine came out in 1991. Other books include In Time of Flood, Cider the Forgotten Miracle, Waterways, The Wheal of Hope, The Bad Winter, Dorset Man, Dorset Women, Dorset Coast, Dorset Footsteps. In 2009 Ciderland won the Andre Simon Food and Drink Award.

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Literary Somerset: A Reader's Guide by James Crowden
Literary Somerset: A Reader's Guide
James Crowden
This unique resource explores Somerset’s extraordinarily rich and varied literary heritage just waiting to be re-discovered and re-visited. Many of the literary connections in Literary Somerset are well known: TS Eliot and East Coker, Wordsworth and Coleridge in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2009

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