In pursuit of spring edward thomas alexandra harris on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in march 1913 as the storm clouds of the great war gathered the great poet edward thomas took a bicycle ride from clapham to the quantock hills in somerset this is the story of that journey. To ask other readers questions about in pursuit of spring please sign up be the first to ask a question about in pursuit of spring bbc blurb edward thomas 1878 1917 was arguably the most accomplished and profound writer of english rural prose with a unique poetic prose style his reputation . The prose of in pursuit of spring is almost hallucinatory reminiscent at times of virginia woolfs the waves which is to say it is rich in description engorged with detail and colour the words while clear enough have a slightly alien richness and it is easy to imagine thomas hurrying to make the words on the page before the sensation . Edward thomass in pursuit of spring historic photo locations revisited spring in 1913 poet edward thomas cycled from london to somerset to meet the spring. In 2014 to commemorate the centenary of in pursuit of spring bbc radio 4 broadcast a series in which the presenter matthew oates followed thomas steps this edition with the authors photographs will be widely reviewed and undoubtedly find a whole new audience for edward thomas
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