What is this strange land called England; so small in size yet so powerful in influence? What makes her so unique, talented and persistent?

First published in 1914 this wonderful book by Sir Frank Fox evokes the beauty of England and her customs. Fox’s prose is an eloquent reflection of the beauty he observes- as evidenced by his description of hedges:

“The hedges, which take up a considerable fraction of English arable soil, help to the park-like appearance of the country. They are inexpressibly beautiful when spring wakes them up to pipe their roulades in tender green. In summer they are splendid in blazon of leaf and flower. In autumn they flaunt banners of gold and red and brown. In winter, too, they are still beautiful, especially in the early winter when there still survive a few scarlet berries to glow and crackle and almost burn in the frost.”