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If bravery itself could write (by definition it can't), it would write, I believe, like she does (John Berger)
[Griffiths has] the intelligence of a naturalist and the luminous originality of a visitor from another planet (The Times)
Griffiths's writing is dexterous and lush (New York Times Book Review)
A rich and extraordinary vision. Jay Griffiths is a fearless adventurer with words and images. I salute her courage (Philip Pullman)
Jay Griffiths is one of our most poetic and passionate critics of the ways of civilisation. Provocative, illuminating and shamelessly romantic (Theodore Zeldin)
Jay Griffiths writes with such richness and mischief about the one thing that could truly save the world: its children (KT Tunstall)
An impassioned, visionary plea to restore to our children the spirit of adventure, freedom and closeness to nature that is their birthright. We must hear it and act on it before it is too late (Iain McGilchrist)
Jay Griffiths is the author of Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time and Wild: An Elemental Journey, both hugely acclaimed by readers, writers and musicians alike. A Love Letter from a Stray Moon, a fictionalised account on the life of Frida Kahlo, was released as an exclusive Penguin Special in 2012. She grew up in England and now lives in Wales.
Jay Griffiths is a genius - everything she writes is absorbing and fascinating.Published 11 days ago by CDG ELLIS
To quote Jay Griffiths: ....”and our mother, a gardener, thought that children, like seeds, grew best unobserved in good black earth, so in daffodils we were crazy with yellow... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sinbad the Sailor
This book is unreadable nonsense. Page upon page of text which says nothing. Stuffed full of generalisations. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Part Time Reader
In the early 1950s I had a wild childhood. I lived in Bristol, a blitzed city. Everywhere there were "bombsites". They were Buddleja jungles. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. Trevor Morgan
As in 'Wild' this book goes deep and questions everything that is important. Yes, it's a book for parents and for teachers and also for everyone who is interested in the search for... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tracy B.
Essential reading full stop!
Beautifully written and easy to read, this book speaks to the depths of your soul, where you know truth is being spoken. Read more
The author has a totally original approach. She combines an incredible intellect with compassion and empathy and a way of using words that's quite stunning. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lydia Vulliamy
A beautifully poetic book which not only takes the reader on a journey through various child-rearing methods of indigenous tribes from across the world, but which also challenges... Read morePublished on 11 Oct. 2013 by IzzyMorgana