Being A Beast by Charles Foster

beingabeastCharles Foster wanted to know what it was like to be a beast: a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, a swift. What it was really like. And through knowing what it was like he wanted to get down and grapple with the beast in us all.

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Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore by Patrick Barkham

coastlinesFrom one of the most engaging and widely admired of the new generation of nature writers, comes a portrait of the British coastline from the Giant’s Causeway to Land’s End.

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Common Ground by Rob Cowen

commongroundImmersive, evocative and powerful, Common Ground is a unique evocation of how, over the course of one year, Rob Cowen discovered a common – though extraordinary – square mile of wood, meadow, hedge and river on the edge of his northern town.

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Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

landmarksLandmarks is Robert Macfarlane’s joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words.

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Landskipping by Anna Pavord

LandskippingBoth history and travel book, Landskipping is a meditation on the nature of the British landscape of matchless brilliance and iridescent beauty that will reshape the way we think about our country.

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Rain by Melissa Harrison

rainA wonderful meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison. Whenever rain falls, our countryside changes. Fields, farms, hills and hedgerows appear altered, the wildlife behaves differently, and over time the terrain itself is transformed.

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Raptor: A Journey Through Birds by James Macdonald Lockhart

raptorOf all the birds of the British Isles, the raptor reigns supreme, sparking the imagination like no other. In this magnificent hymn to these beautiful animals, James Macdonald Lockhart explores all fifteen breeding birds of prey on these shores.

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The Fish Ladder by Katharine Norbury

FishLadderPart travelogue, part memoir, this deeply moving story of self-discovery – told through journeys on foot along the glittering rivers of Britain – is nature writing at its finest and destined to be a classic of memoir.

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The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy

Nature has many gifts for us, but perhaps the greatest of them all is joy; the intense delight we can take in the natural world, in its beauty, in the wonder it can offer us, in the peace it can provide.

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The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

TheOutrunWhen Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her childhood merge with the recent events that have set her on this journey.

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The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks

Some people’s lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks’ isn’t. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years.

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Weatherland: Writers & Artists Under English Skies by Alexandra Harris

WeatherlandAlexandra Harris, author of Romantic Moderns and winner of the Guardian First Book Award, has written an enchanting celebration of an English national obsession, told through the eyes of writers and artists.

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