- Southland (Anthony Howard)
- The Teesdale Hills (Richard Watson)
From the publisher’s website:
Anthony Howard was for some years the Executive Producer for Country Ways originally broadcast to the southern counties by TVS and then inherited by Meridian Broadcasting in 1993. Presented by Jill Cochrane and Jim Flegg, these short thirty minute programmes intended to offer a brief portrait of some aspect of life in the South and South East of England. Anthony included the poem ‘Southland’ in one of several Country Waysbooks which supported the series. As for Teesdale, I can claim no connection at all, except to say that when I go there, I feel a very strong attachment to this beautiful part of the country. Sometimes these connections can never be logically explained and in some ways, why should we attempt to do so. I first came across this poem in a holiday cottage near Alston. It also appears in Hannah Hauxwell’s Hannah’s North Country where she says the poet “has given such pleasure to me, to many generations before me, and I am sure, will do the same for many more to come”’.