Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond

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Ponds: small bodies of water, both naturally formed and artificial, home to wondrous, multitudinous life-forms.

Ponds define our childhood: frogspawn, goldfish, feeding the ducks, but also our village life, our farms, our landscape. And they are multi-layered - from carp circling the bottom to water boatmen, coot, and birds dragonflies overhead. In Still Water, John Lewis-Stempel immerses himself in the murky depths, both literarily and figuratively, to explore the still waters of the British countryside through each month of the year.

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