Turned Out Nice Again (Hardback)

On Living With the Weather

Richard Mabey

An exploration of our preoccupation with the weather, as heard on BBC Radio 3: Changing Climates.

In his trademark style, Richard Mabey weaves together science, art and memoirs (including his own) to show the weather's impact on our culture and national psyche. He rambles through the myths of Golden Summers and our persistent state of denial about the winter; the Impressionists' love affair with London smog, seasonal affective disorder (SAD - do we all get it?) and the mysteries of storm migraines; herrings falling like hail in Norfolk and Saharan dust reddening south-coast cars; moonbows, dog-suns, fog-mirages and Constable's clouds; the fact that English has more words for rain than Inuit has for snow; the curious eccentricity of country clothing and the mathematical behaviour of umbrella sales.

We should never apologise for our obsession with the weather. It is one of the most profound influences on the way we live, and something we all experience in common. No wonder it's the natural subject for a greeting between total strangers: 'Turned out nice again.'

Publication date: 18/02/2013

£8.99

ISBN: 9781781250525

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Travel & Nature

Turned Out Nice Again (Ebook)

On Living With the Weather

Richard Mabey

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An exploration of our preoccupation with the weather, as heard on BBC Radio 3: Changing Climates.

In his trademark style, Richard Mabey weaves together science, art and memoirs (including his own) to show the weather's impact on our culture and national psyche. He rambles through the myths of Golden Summers and our persistent state of denial about the winter; the Impressionists' love affair with London smog, seasonal affective disorder (SAD - do we all get it?) and the mysteries of storm migraines; herrings falling like hail in Norfolk and Saharan dust reddening south-coast cars; moonbows, dog-suns, fog-mirages and Constable's clouds; the fact that English has more words for rain than Inuit has for snow; the curious eccentricity of country clothing and the mathematical behaviour of umbrella sales.

We should never apologise for our obsession with the weather. It is one of the most profound influences on the way we live, and something we all experience in common. No wonder it's the natural subject for a greeting between total strangers: 'Turned out nice again.'

Publication date: 18/02/2013

£5.99

ISBN: 9781847658951

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Travel & Nature

Turned Out Nice Again (Paperback)

On Living With the Weather

Richard Mabey

An exploration of our preoccupation with the weather, as heard on BBC Radio 3: Changing Climates.

In his trademark style, Richard Mabey weaves together science, art and memoirs (including his own) to show the weather's impact on our culture and national psyche. He rambles through the myths of Golden Summers and our persistent state of denial about the winter; the Impressionists' love affair with London smog, seasonal affective disorder (SAD - do we all get it?) and the mysteries of storm migraines; herrings falling like hail in Norfolk and Saharan dust reddening south-coast cars; moonbows, dog-suns, fog-mirages and Constable's clouds; the fact that English has more words for rain than Inuit has for snow; the curious eccentricity of country clothing and the mathematical behaviour of umbrella sales.

We should never apologise for our obsession with the weather. It is one of the most profound influences on the way we live, and something we all experience in common. No wonder it's the natural subject for a greeting between total strangers: 'Turned out nice again.'

Publication date: 16/05/2019

£7.99

ISBN: 9781781251812

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Travel & Nature

Reviews for Turned Out Nice Again

'[An] amiable ramble around the great British Obsession'

David Sexton Evening Standard

'Mabey's prose moves lightly between myth and memoir, infusing everyday weather with a little glamour.'

James Vincent the Financial Times

'Turned Out Nice Again is a thoughtful and elegantly written addition to 'that ceaseless, nagging narrative we British have about the weather''

Richard Hambly TLS

Richard Mabey

Richard Mabey

Richard Mabey is one of our greatest nature writers. He is the author of some thirty books including the bestselling plant bible Flora Britannica, Food for Free, Turned Out Nice Again, Weeds: the Story of Outlaw Plants and Nature Cure which was shortlisted for the Whitbread, Ondaatje and Ackerley Awards. His biography, Gilbert White won the Whitbread Biography Award. A regular commentator on radio and in the national press, he was elected a Fellow in the Royal Society of Literature in 2012. He lives in Norfolk.

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