"This is countryside writing crackling with vitality. I savoured every month spent in this exquisite sylvan zoo. And - the hallmark of a great read - I learned a lot." (Nicholas Crane)
"It is a pleasure to be in the company of a man who is so attuned to his woody world ... He is good at sketching nature, fixing a vivid image in the mind's eye of a reader ... Lewis-Stempel has rightly won himself the reputation as being among our best nature writers ... The Wood is an entertaining, illuminating, well-turned
read" (Robbie Millen The Times
"John Lewis-Stempel is the hottest nature writer around." (Spectator
"It sounds magical and you just know it will be gloriously written." (Caroline Sanderson Bookseller
About the Author
John Lewis-Stempel is the author of The Wild Life
, Where Poppies Grow, The Running Hare, The Secret Life of the Owl
and most recently, The Wood: the life and times of Cockshutt Wood
. He has twice won the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing, for Meadowland
and Where Poppies Grow
, and was shortlisted for The Running Hare, which was also shortlisted for the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award and the Richard Jefferies Society Award.
He writes a column on nature and farming for Country Life
and was the 2016 BSME Magazine Columnist of the Year.
He lives on the borders of England and Wales with his wife and two children.