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.
This book is unreadable nonsense. Page upon page of text which says nothing. Stuffed full of generalisations. Read morePublished 2 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 2 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 6 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 21 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 23 months ago by IzzyMorgana
bought as a gift for a student relative - she was very pleased with the delivery time and the condition of the bookPublished 23 months ago by Susie Q
I was in a Sámi hut in Northern Norway, in a disparate group gathered around a fire, listening to stories. Read morePublished on 3 Aug. 2013 by Michael Walling
This is it. If you have your own childen or work with them in any capacity, you must read this. Reclaim childhood from the psycho- fascists before these "experts" destroy... Read morePublished on 3 July 2013 by Rodrigo