A Sky Full of Birds by Matt Merritt

CoverBritain is a nation of bird-lovers. However, few of us fully appreciate the sheer scale, variety and drama of our avian life.

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Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham

JacketAn introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner at school, Chris Packham only felt at ease in the fields and woods around his suburban home.

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Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain by Lucy Jones

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As one of the largest predators left in Britain, the fox is captivating: a comfortably familiar figure in our country landscapes; an intriguing flash of bright-eyed wildness in our towns.

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Love of Country by Madeleine Bunting

loveofcountryhbFew landscapes are as iconic as the islands off the north-western Scottish coast. On the outer edge of the British Isles and facing the Atlantic Ocean, the Hebrides form part of Europe’s boundary.

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Love, Madness, Fishing by Dexter Petley

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Soon after Dexter Petley began writing down his observations of people on the borders of rural Kent and Sussex during the 1960s and 1970s, he realised that his stories were acquiring a broader significance.

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The January Man by Christopher Somerville

9780857523631The January Man is the story of a year of walks that was inspired by a song, Dave Goulder’s ‘The January Man’. Month by month, season by season and region by region, Christopher Somerville walks the British Isles, following routes that continually bring his father to mind.

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The Nature of Autumn by Jim Crumley

NoA_coverIn autumn nature stages some of its most enchantingly beautiful displays; yet it’s also a period for reflection, melancholy even, as the days shorten and winter’s chill approaches.

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The Otters’ Tale by Simon Cooper

Otters'_Tale_Demy_HB.inddOtters are the most secretive yet also the most popular mammals – they are found in every county but are so rarely seen that they have been raised to mythical status.

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The Running Hare by John Lewis-Stempel

9781784160746Traditional ploughland is disappearing. Seven cornfield flowers have become extinct in the last twenty years. Once abundant, the corn bunting and the lapwing are on the Red List. The corncrake is all but extinct in England. And the hare is running for its life.

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The Wild Other by Clover Stroud

9781473630222.jpgClover Stroud’s idyllic childhood in rural England was shattered when a horrific riding accident left her mother permanently brain-damaged.

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Where Poppies Blow by John Lewis-Stempel

9780297869269Where Poppies Blow is the unique story of the British soldiers of the Great War and their relationship with the animals and plants around them.

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Wild Kingdom by Stephen Moss

9780099581635The newspaper headlines tell us that Britain’s wildlife is in trouble. It’s not just rare creatures that are vanishing, hares and hedgehogs, skylarks and water voles, even the humble house sparrow, are in freefall.

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