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  • The Pull of the River : A Journey Into the Wild and Watery Heart of Britain

    The Pull of the River : A Journey Into the Wild and Watery Heart of Britain

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    Tales of escape and adventure on Britain's waterwaysIn The Pull of the River two foolhardy explorers do what we would all love to do: they turn their world upside down and seek adventure on their very own doorstep. In a handsome, homemade canoe, painted a joyous nautical red the colour of Mae West's lips, Matt and his friend James delve into a watery landscape that invites us to see the world through new eyes. Over chalk, gravel, clay and mud; through fields, woodland, villages, towns and cities, they reveal many places that otherwise go unnoticed and perhaps unloved, finding delight in the Waveney, Stour, Alde/Ore, upper and lower Thames, Lark, Great Ouse, Granta and Cam, Wye, Otter, Colne, Severn and the Great Glen Trail.

    Showing that it is still possible to get lost while knowing exactly where you are, The Pull of the River is a beautifully written exploration of nature, place and friendship, and an ode to the great art - and joy - of adventure.

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  • Into The Tangled Bank : Discover the Quirks, Habits and Foibles of How We Experience Nature

    Into The Tangled Bank : Discover the Quirks, Habits and Foibles of How We Experience Nature

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    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING

    Lev Parikian is on a joyful journey to discover the quirks, habits and wonders of how we experience nature. ___It's often said that we're a nation of nature lovers, but what does that really mean? Lev Parikian sets out to explore the many ways that he, and we, experience the natural world - from pavement to garden and from wildlife reserve to far-flung island. He visits the haunts of famous nature lovers to examine their insatiable curiosity; meets ramblers, birders and den-builders; and gets up close and personal with the nature he finds everywhere - including the kitchen sink.

    Open a window, hear the birds calling and join this warm and generous journey into the tangled bank.

    'If, like me, you've got more *into nature* in the last few months, but sometimes feel a bit excluded by nature writing, then this book will make you feel included and welcomed.' Tracey Thorn

    'A witty, touching and profound book about one man's burgeoning relationship with the natural world - and it's also a joy to read.' Stephen Moss

    'Lev's endearing child-like joy at even the smallest of encounters is infectious.' BBC Wildlife Magazine

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  • Under the Rock : Stories Carved From the Land

    Under the Rock : Stories Carved From the Land

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    *Shortlisted for the Portico Prize 2019**The astonishing new work of non-fiction from the prize-winning author of The Gallows Pole and The Offing.

    Under the Rock is about badgers, balsam, history, nettles, mythology, moorlands, mosses, poetry, bats, wild swimming, slugs, recession, floods, logging, peacocks, community, apples, asbestos, quarries, geology, industrial music, owls, stone walls, farming, anxiety, relocation, the North, woodpiles, folklore, landslides, ruins, terriers, woodlands, ravens, dales, valleys, walking, animal skulls, trespassing, crows, factories, maps, rain - lots of rain - and a great big rock.

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  • Foxes Unearthed : A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain

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

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    Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2017As 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. Yet no other animal attracts such controversy, has provoked more column inches or been so ambiguously woven into our culture over centuries, perceived variously as a beautiful animal, a cunning rogue, a vicious pest and a worthy foe. As well as being the most ubiquitous of wild animals, it is also the least understood.

    In Foxes Unearthed Lucy Jones investigates the truth about foxes in a media landscape that often carries complex agendas. Delving into fact, fiction, folklore and her own family history, Lucy travels the length of Britain to find out first-hand why these animals incite such passionate emotions, revealing our rich and complex relationship with one of our most loved - and most vilified - wild animals. This compelling narrative adds much-needed depth to the debate on foxes, asking what our attitudes towards the red fox say about us and, ultimately, about our relationship with the natural world.

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  • The Cabinet of Calm : Soothing Words for Troubled Times

    The Cabinet of Calm : Soothing Words for Troubled Times

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    'It's fantastic ... Exactly the book that everybody needs...' Simon Mayo.

    Sometimes we all need a little reminder that it's going to be okay... Open The Cabinet of Calm to discover a comforting word that's equal to your troubles.

    The Cabinet of Calm has been designed to be picked up whenever you need a moment of serenity. Just select the emotion listed that reflects whatever you're feeling and you'll be offered a matching linguistic remedy: fifty-one soothing words for troubled times. These kind words - alongside their definitions and their stories - will bring peace, comfort and delight, and provide fresh hope.

    Written with a lightness of touch, The Cabinet of Calm shows us that we're not alone. Like language, our emotions are universal: someone else has felt like this before and so there's a word to help, whatever the challenge. So much more than a book of words, The Cabinet of Calm will soothe your soul and ease your mind.

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