Colin Elford is a forest ranger on the Dorset/Wiltshire border. The manuscript version of his diary found its way to Hamish Hamilton via his neighbour, the angling writer Chris Yates.
Craig Taylor is the author of Return to Akenfield and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain and the editor of the magazine Five Dials.
As someone who has a similar job to the author it was wonderful to find a book which so articulates my own job/life and attitudes to wildlife which must be baffling to many of our... Read morePublished 2 months ago by G. Graham
lovely nature observations and writing and right there in that cold, damp woodPublished 6 months ago by Rose Knott
As someone who works outdoors I thought this book would provide an interesting insight into a variety of aspects about woodland management, but it turns out it is just about... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Sensitive and authoritatively written. A joy and evocative of real life nature in its content.Published 8 months ago by James field
Bought this for my dad who thoroughly enjoyed it and is now after similar books!Published 10 months ago by Caroline
A lovely read over the winter, just a shame it wasn't twice the length! A collection of wanderings, you can dip in and out, as they are observations rather than a narrative. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mokie
Colin Elford writes beautifully about the changing seasons in the forest and places great worth on sensory descriptions - which is a winning combination for transporting the reader... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lotta
An absolute classic - completely free of the eco-pretentious, insipid, "I'm a nature person and you're not" writing that's out there. One for the Desert Island.Published 20 months ago by P E CHRISTIE