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Shrewdunnit: The Nature Files by Conor Mark Jameson
Shrewdunnit: The Nature Files by Conor Mark Jameson
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally lovely read, 11 May 2014
Since I've had this book, I have been dipping in and out of it, enjoying chapters here and there. And Shrewdunnit is the perfect book for doing this as each mini chapter is self contained, relating the author's compelling encounters with the natural world in refreshing and engaging prose. From the Seychelles to a back garden Bedfordshire, each tale gives you an insight into what makes each place so special, not just for the author but for the reader too. This is nature writing quite like no other and a delight to read. Inspiring too. The cover is lovely too, making it the perfect book to give as a present - one that will certainly be enjoyed whoever you choose to give it too.
Looking for the Goshawk by Conor Mark Jameson
Looking for the Goshawk by Conor Mark Jameson
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down, 17 April 2013
I started reading this book on Friday evening and had finished it by Sunday evening. I've always been interested in goshawks since seeing them in Sweden, and a falconer friend's bird a few years ago. Jameson's story has a really strong plot line - more so than a lot of nature writing. I really enjoyed the historic aspects of the story and there's a strong pull from one chapter to the next. If you like birds of prey and a bit of history too, you'll love this book. It's a really interesting mix of story, science and history. I;ll be reading The Goshawk, by T H White next. Full marks from me!
Silent Spring Revisited by Conor Mark Jameson
Silent Spring Revisited by Conor Mark Jameson
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
I've been familiar with some of Conor Mark Jameson's writing in Birds Magazine, BBC Wildlife Magazine and the Guardian and was really looking forward to reading this.

I wasn't disappointed. The book - while covering some important stuff - is totally accessible and a delight to read.

Personal and poignant moments are combined with the history of Rachel Carson's work and the importance of her legacy today. At times moving, at times lyrical, this book combines serious fact and comment with some unique insights that reveal Jameson's genuine passion for our planet and the wildlife that walks upon or flies above it.

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