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A Nature Journal [Hardcover]

Richard Mabey , Clare Roberts


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7 Nov 1991
This journal portrays a country year, not as a calendar of flowerings and perennial rituals, but as an artist's impression, recording private special occasions and reflections prompted by a favourite scene or unexpected sight. Culled from two decades of diary notes, these entries evoke the natural year from the Scottish Highlands to the Cornish Cliffs: a red kite stops the mid-May traffic in Dyfed, July in Norfolk reveals Breckland's history and December brings a mistletoe auction in Worcestershire. The author also wrote "Food For Free" and "The Frampton Flora".


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Richard Mabey is a naturalist and award-winning author and journalist. He won wide acclaim on the publication of the original Food for Free in 1972 - which has never been out of print since - and again with the publication of the colour edition in 1989. Among his many other acclaimed publications are Gilbert White (Whitbread Biography of the Year) and the ground-breaking bestseller Flora Britannica, which won the British Book Awards' Illustrated Book of the Year and the Botanical Society of the British Isles' President's Award and was runner-up for the BP Natural World Book Prize. He collaborated with Mark Cocker on Birds Britannica, and his book Nature Cure, described as 'a brilliant, candid and heartfelt memoir', was shortlisted for four prestigious prizes: the Whitbread Biography, the J.R. Ackerley for autobiography, Mind (for its investigation into depression) and the Ondaatje for the evocation of the spirit of place. He is an active member of national and local conservation groups and lives in Norfolk.

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