Not just for twitchers: his style is dynamic, vivid, startling, and so beautiful that you'll read each sentence over and over.
A great piece of nature writing that brilliantly evokes the Essex landscape.
'John Alex Baker was something of a mystery and not a great deal is known of his private life, ... But few people have gained - and successfully shared - such a deep understanding of a wild animal, and for that Baker will never be forgotten.'
(Fergus Collins BBC Countryfile
About the Author
J. A. Baker is also the author of The Hill of Summer
. He was a native of Essex, England.
Robert Macfarlane is one of Britain's leading writers on nature and landscape. The author of The Wild Places
, Original Copy
and Mountains of the Mind
, he is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.