Category Archives: Nature Writing

On the Red Hill by Mike Parker

Mike Parker and his partner, Peredur, are overwhelmed when they discover that their elderly friends, George and Reg, have bequeathed their beautiful house in mid- Wales, Rhiw Goch, to them. They had in fact been caring for their friends during … Continue reading

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Am Fluss- River- by Esther Kinsky

A woman of indeterminate age arrives in an area of East London, near to the River Lea. We know little about her, nor why she’s come there, but she spends her days walking with no particular plan along the river, … Continue reading

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The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream by Katharine Norbury

This book had been plucking at my sleeve for a while, since reading Richard Kerridge’s review in the Guardian in February 15. But it was visiting Spurn Point in November last year, that atmospheric low lying finger of land curving … Continue reading

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Hain- Grove- by Esther Kinsky

Esther Kinsky’s most recent book, Hain, is part memoir, part nature and travel writing, but it is also a meditation on death. The three sections of the book each describe journeys made in different parts of Italy when the writer … Continue reading

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The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

This beautiful book which has just won the Wainwright Prize 2016 for nature and travel writing will speak to anyone who has teetered on the edges of alcohol dependency or along the clifftops of the Orkney Islands. Amy Liptrot’s book … Continue reading

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H is for Hawk- Helen Macdonald.

This remarkable memoir has just won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014. It is an account of the author’s experience of training a goshawk while grieving for her father, interlaced with a study of the writer T. H. White, … Continue reading

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