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'Wild Life in a Southern County', by Richard Jefferies

Wild Life in a Southern County, by Richard Jefferies

‘‘Jefferies’ attention to what he saw is rapt, exact, almost painterly’’ Richard Mabey When Richard Jefferies moved away from his family’s smallholding in north Wiltshire and settled in London to pursue a career as a writer, he began this breath-taking series of sketches which imagined every contour of the landscape he left behind: hedgerow, rookery, warren …

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Turning the Boat for Home A life writing about nature Richard Mabey

Turning the Boat for Home, by Richard Mabey.

Britain’s most-influential nature writer reflects on a lifetime of close observation and celebrates the positive force of the natural world. From the rediscovery of foraging that led to Food for Free, through his groundbreaking expeditions in the ‘edgelands’ in the 1970s, to his reflections on the musicality of bird-song, he has consistently explored new ways …

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Greenery, by Tim Dee.

Greenery, by Tim Dee.

A masterpiece of nature writing from the author of The Running Sky. One December, in midsummer South Africa, Tim Dee was watching swallows. They were at home there, but the same birds would soon begin journeying north to Europe, where their arrival marks the beginning of spring. Between the winter and the summer solstice in Europe, …

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