Finished reading "Far Away and Long Ago" by W.H. Hudson, first published in 1918.
This is a memoir of Hudson's early life in the vast plains or pampas of Argentina. It provides a vivid and beautiful panorama of that region in the 1840s and 1850s -- the community of English and Spanish sheep farmers and cattle ranchers, the native gauchos or cowboys, the rich varieties of birds and wildlife, etc.
I first read this book in high school in the late 1960s while preparing for the GCE 'O' Level exam in English Literature. At that time I didn't find it strange that a non-fiction book would be considered English Literature.
On my kindle to read again. Read it when I was about 13. i still remember it as a green a hard cover book in my older brother's collection.
I read Green Manisons last year.
All I will say nice description of then Br. Guiana.
I have A Foot in England & A Crystal Age by Hudson to read also.