Alexandra Harris


We send all orders via Royal Mail: within the UK, choose from 1st Class, 2nd Class or Special Delivery; for the rest of the world, International Standard or International Tracked. Delivery and packaging charges are calculated automatically at the checkout.

To collect orders in person from the Bookshop, choose Click and Collect at the checkout.

Thames & Hudson Ltd
14 July 2016
ISBN: 9780500292655
432 pages

From the publisher

The first book to consider English literary and artistic responses to the weather, by the winner of the Guardian First Book Award

The story of English culture over a thousand years can be told as the story of changing ideas about the weather. In a sweeping panorama, Weatherland allow us to witness cultural climates on the move, exploring how writers and artists, looking up at the same skies and walking in the same brisk air, have felt very different things. Alexandra Harris builds her remarkable account from small evocative details and catches the distinct voices of compelling individuals. 'Bloody cold', says Jonathan Swift in the 'slobbery' January of 1713. Percy Shelley wants to become a cloud, and John Ruskin wants to bottle one.

Weatherland is a celebration of English air and a life-story of those who have lived in it.

Chosen as Book of the Year by The TimesSunday TimesObserverIndependent and Times Literary Supplement.