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My Natural History: The Animal Kingdom and How it Shaped Me Paperback – 3 Mar 2011

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Short Books Ltd (3 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907595287
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907595288
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 525,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My Natural History fizzes with verve, romance and delight - and more epiphanies than could reasonably be expected in one lifetime.A" The Times Barnes is a committed naturalist, with a wonderful knowledge of wildlife and a gift for bringing his enthusiasm to life - He has a deft turn of phrase and a lyrical style - A" Rosie Boycott Reading Barnes's prose is a bit like peeling a rather elegant onion, as he gradually reveals secrets about his life through the medium of the natural world. My Natural History will delight Barnes' loyal readers and win him new ones..A" BBC Wildlife Magazine Few memoirs have been moulded around so inviting a conceit as this. Barnes writing is lovely and his animals are nicely observed, yet this is a book whose appeal derives as much from the author's generous spirit as the story he is telling. A" TLS

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Simon Barnes is the multi-award-winning chief sportswriter for the Times. He is also a novelist, nature writer and horseman, and the author of a dozen books, including the bestselling How to be a Bad Birdwatcher and The Meaning of Sport (Short Books). He lives in Suffolk with his family.

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