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The Leaping Hare
  • ISBN: 9780571336050
  • Pages: 288
  • Publisher : Faber
  • Binding: Paperback

The Leaping Hare

George Ewart Evans & David Thomson

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The Leaping Hare is a rare and remarkable book about every aspect of the life and legend of the wild hare, exploring nature, poetry, folklore, history and art.

A frequent feature in the mythology of many cultures, the hare has been linked with mystery and witchcraft throughout civilization, and still today retains an air of enchantment.

‘A lovely book that is both exploratory and rooted in a sense of the hare’s mystery . . .’ Seamus Heaney

A Hare’s Breadth

Reading the opening chapter, I was immediately sucked into a magical world. The hare’s behaviour confounds science: it may move in a great drove like deer; it sucks milk from cows at pasture; it...

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