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Delightful memories triggered by a night walk,
This review is from: Nightwalk: A journey to the heart of nature (Hardcover)
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The author is (apparently) a well known writer about angling. This book is a series of small chapters (about one an hour, I suppose) relating the events and the memories triggered by those events as he takes a walk through his local countryside, sometime around mid summer.
As a fan of similar books (such as those by Edward Thomas) I was delighted by this one - very lyrical, weaving the animals and birds that he sees with the child-hood memories that they recall.
His prose style is poetic - and he paints beautiful word-pictures of the hills, woods, valleys and the creatures that inhabit them, in this other-worldy state of dusk and dark. At times I recall the delightful tale of Stig of the Dump and the mid-summer journey... it has the same child-like magic and wonder.
Although written for adults, this is also a great book for your children to read - to persuade them away from the dark, satanic game-stations, and out into a real world of wonder, magic and awe.
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Initial post: 15 May 2013 20:56:53 BDT
Mad about wildlife says:
What a lovely review. You should try the luminous 'Otter Country' by Miriam Darlington, as well, it is similarly poetic.
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