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A Country Boy: From Sussex to the Canadian West

by R D Symons

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$17.95 (CDN) / $16.95 (US)

Paperback (Prairie Classics/Non-fiction) · 7.5" x 5.5" · 168 pages
Release Date: May 2013
ISBN 9781926710242

The first title in the Hagios Prairie Classics Series.

R.D. (Robert David) Symons was a Saskatchewan naturalist, and painter, revered for his memoirs, nature writing, paintings, and illustrations. He was also a rancher and game warden. For the first time in print, Symons’ memoir of his formative years and his early years are captured in the same compelling style and flair that brought him to the forefront as an author. In A Country Boy Symons writes of his remarkable upbringing in Sussex, England, learning to paint at his father’s knee, and nurturing a love of nature that would become a lifelong passion. Here is a book that will restore R.D. Symons to his rightful place as a master, portraying life in nature, and nature in life.

His lush and graphic descriptions of blizzards, storms, drought and other environmental hazards, of the many horses he knew and loved, and of the cowboy's creature comforts, including a breakfast of hotcakes, bacon, biscuits and syrup before a hard day's work, immerse us in a world long past.

Author Bio

R D Symons

R.D. (Robert David) Symons was a Saskatchewan naturalist, and painter, revered for his memoirs, nature writing, paintings, and illustrations. He was also a rancher and game warden. For the first time in print, Symons' memoir of his formative years and his early years are captured in the same compelling style and flair that brought him to the forefront as an author. In A Country Boy Symons writes of his remarkable upbringing in Sussex, England, learning to paint at his father's knee, and nurturing a love of nature that would become a lifelong passion. Here is a book that will restore R.D. Symons to his rightful place as a master, portraying life in nature, and nature in life. His lush and graphic descriptions of blizzards, storms, drought and other environmental hazards, of the many horses he knew and loved, and of the cowboy's creature comforts, including a breakfast of hotcakes, bacon, biscuits and syrup before a hard day's work, immerse us in a world long past.

News for A Country Boy: From Sussex to the Canadian West

Editor
Donald Ward
Cover Design
Tania Wolk
Cover Artist
R D Symons
Text Designer
Donald Ward