For the average townie – brick dust in the veins and an unholy dependency on carbon monoxide – the country is a bit of an enigma, the green bit beyond the city to which you occasionally venture for a wedding, a pub lunch or a festival before dashing back to civilisation. But in the last ten years, as ‘going organic’ and ‘buying local’ become the maxims of our age, more than 2 million dyed-in-the-wool urbanites have fled the big smoke in search of this rural idyll. Mud & the City explains the unwritten ‘country code’. How to behave? Where to wander? What to wear? Whether you’re going fruit-picking, spending a hen weekend in a remote cottage, or planning to buy the perfect rural retreat, this is an essential purchase for anyone who doesn’t want to get their Choos burnt.