'Superb. Totally fresh and vivid' - Chris Yates 'Deakin's account sings, as unruly and robust as the world he bore witness to ... Deakin's greatest gift is to make the ecologically minded life a matter of gleeful fun' Observer 'If anything this book is superior to Deakin's previous book Wildwood, which is saying something, since that was marvellous. The diary form works beautifully ... In just a few words, Deakin can delight and inspire in equal measure' - Tom Hodgkinson
A filmmaker and writer with a particular interest in nature and the environment, Roger Deakin was the author of the highly acclaimed Waterlog and Wildwood. He lived in Suffolk, and died there in August 2006, aged 63.
Roger Deakin has a way of painting the simplest of scenes with the richest of prose. A true joy to read, this book gives you an insight in the life and mind of a brilliant writer... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Roger Deakin is a legend. The words he uses to describe nature is fantasticPublished 2 months ago by martin hewitt
A beautiful book. I bought this for RD's clues for the Holloways, and then meandered forward and backward through the book from there ...Published 5 months ago by A. BIRD
Beautiful book. A wonderfully written account of Deakin's life at Walnut Tree Farm. Simple prose style but perfectly captures the essence of all that Deakin stood for. Read it.Published 8 months ago by liz