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Anthony Sattin

Testaments to Constancy and Change
In Weatherland, Alexandra Harris’s subject is not the weather itself but the weather as it is daily recreated in the human imagination. She builds her remarkable story from small evocative details and catches the distinct voices of compelling individuals: Percy Shelley wants to become a cloud and John Ruskin wants to bottle one. In this richly illustrated panorama of cultural climates on the move, Harris cleverly reveals that weather is at the very heart of English life and culture. ...