• Twitter
  • Facebook
Log-in | Register | My Basket : arrow

Your shopping basket is currently empty.

0 items - 0.00
Our Publications

The Pemberley Bookshop

Our Shop

Why not come and peruse our comprehensive range of natural history titles at our well stocked bookshop, where you can also receive our expert advice. Click here for details of our shop.

The Women Who Saved the English Countryside

by Kelly, M.

Out of print
  • Hardback Out of print
  • New Book Availability : Currently unavailable
  • Catalogue No : 48668
  • ISBN : 9780300232240
  • Published : APR 2022
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 400
  • Paperback £11.99
  • New Book Availability : Usually available within 5 day(s)
  • Add to wishlist
  • Catalogue No : 53703
  • ISBN : 9780300270396
  • Published : 2023
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 400

Our customers have not yet submitted a review for this title - click here to be the first to write a review


A vibrant history of English landscape preservation over the last 150 years, told through the lives of four remarkable women In Britain today, a mosaic of regulations protects the natural environment and guarantees public access to green spaces. But this was not always so. Over the last 150 years, activists have campaigned tirelessly for the right to roam through the countryside and the vital importance of preserving Britain's natural beauty. Matthew Kelly traces the history of landscape preservation through the lives of four remarkable women: Octavia Hill, Beatrix Potter, Pauline Dower, and Sylvia Sayer. From the commons of London to the Lake District, Northumberland, and Dartmoor, these women protected the English landscape at a crucial period through a mixture of environmental activism, networking, and sheer determination. They grappled with the challenges that urbanization and industrial modernity posed to human well-being as well as the natural environment. By tirelessly seeking to reconcile the needs of particular places to the broader public interest they helped re-imagine the purpose of the English countryside for the democratic age.

You may also like...

Richard Owen

Richard Owen

Armstrong, P.H.

Price £12.99

Women, Environment, and Networks of Empire: Elizabeth Gwillim and Mary Symonds in Madras

Women, Environment, and Networks of Empire: Elizabeth Gwillim and Mary Symonds

Winterbottom, A.; Dickenson, V.; Cartwright, B.; Williams, L.

Price £50.00

Libellus de re Herbaria Novus

Libellus de re Herbaria Novus

Turner, W.; Ryden, M.; Helander, H.; Olsson, K.

Price £18.00

Subscribe to our mailing list More details about our mailing list arrow