Full of delight and joy and wisdom (Sunday Telegraph
With this book Roger Deakin can be counted one of the greatest of all nature writers. His beautiful book should serve to make us appreciate more keenly all that we have here on earth (Mail on Sunday
A breathtaking book (Sunday Times
A masterpiece which deserves to be read and reread (Guardian
One of my favourite kind of books. Few books make you change your habits; this one changed mine (Will Self New Statesman
`A book that I have returned and referred to again and again since I first read it in the Summer'.
About the Author
Roger Deakin, who died in August 2006 shortly after completing the manuscript of Wildwood
, was a writer and film maker with a particular interest in nature and the environment. He lived for many years in Suffolk, where he swam regularly in his moat, in the River Waveney and in the sea, in between travelling widely through the wildwood landscapes he writes about in this book. Waterlog
, the predecessor to Wildwood
, recounts his swimming adventures and has been hailed as a classic of nature writing.