Lyrical and informative, steeped in poetry and folklore, The Wood inhabits the mind and touches the soul. For four years John Lewis-Stempel managed Cockshutt... Læs mere
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NATURE LOVERSâ€˜To see a hare sit still as stone, to watch a hare boxing on a frosty March morning, to witness a hare bolt . They are arrogant, as in Aesopâ€™s The Hare and the Tortoise, and absurd, as in Lewis Carrollâ€™s Mad March Hare.
The Times and Irish Independent: BEST NATURE BOOKS OF THE YEARGreat nature writing needs to be informative, detailed, accurate, lyrical, and, above all, to instil a sense of gratitude and wonder.
Traditional ploughland is disappearing. The corncrake is all but extinct in England. And the hare is running for its life. This book tells the story of the... Læs mere
it considers the life-cycle of the oak, the flora and fauna that depend on the oak, the oak as medicine, food and drink, where Britain's mightiest oaks can be found, and it tells of oak stories from folklore, myth and legend.
The last untold story of the First World War: the fortunes and fates of 170,000 British soldiers captured by the enemy.
The extraordinary story of British junior officers in the First World War, who led their men out of the trenches and faced a life expectancy of six weeks.
But owls â€“ with the sapient flatness of their faces, their big, round eyes, their paternal expressions â€“ are also reassuringly familiar.
The natural history of the Western Front during the First World War by the award-winning author of Meadowland.