“Dead Man's Plack and An Old Thorn” was written by Argentinian naturalist W. H. Hudson and was first published in 1920. It contains two essays by Hudson, both of which are written in beautiful prose and concern a different location in the English countryside. This volume is highly recommended for lovers of nature writing, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Hudson's seminal work. William Henry Hudson (1841 – 1922) was an Argentinian naturalist, author, and ornithologist. He was one of the founding members of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and is best known for his novel “Green Mansions” (1904). Other notable works include “A Crystal Age” (1887) and “Far Away and Long Ago” (1918), which has since been adapted into a film. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.