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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited (18 Feb. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783962232
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783962235
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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"A book to live with and to love… features a wonderfully various array of poetry and prose, from Chaucer to the present day, that allows us to see the arrival and the passing of our most fecund season (and those who have written about it) in fresh and stimulating ways." -- Matthew Adams, Independent

"{A} tremendous, soul-lifting collection … a profound evocation of what rejuvenation means to the winterstunned psyche" --Lucy Jones, BBC Wildlife Magazine

"The cover of this book is absolutely striking… I couldn't wait to look inside. It is so full of life… Full of perfectly mixed passages of the wonders of nature, this is a book I will turn to each year as the vivacious season of spring approaches." -- The Book Magnet

"A very lovely object … I was captivated by the writing. These were the words of people who wanted to share their experiences of the world around them; some of them wrote to inform, some of them wrote to celebrate, and of course the very best of them did both … There is nothing in it that doesn't deserve its place, and I can think of nothing that should be there but isn't. It would make a lovely Easter gift. It's a book that I know I will enjoy revisiting." -- Beyondedenrock.com

"An anthology edited by Melissa Harrison was never going to stick to [the] beaten track … important is her imaginative commissioning of new works and choice of previously published pieces. There are several refreshing novelties in this book … Serves to remind us that the future of nature writing - if we must use the label - is under no threat" --Laurence Rose, thelongspring.com

"Everything about this book, from Lynn Hatzius' gorgeous cover, to the rich cream of the pages, to the meticulously selected content is an invitation … to taste the Spring in the air, to hear the grasses grow, to lose yourself in a vast sky or to watch the farmers at work. The book, like a sparkling Spring stream swollen with meltwater, is just begging for you to dip in." --Richard Littledale, blogger

About the Author

Melissa Harrison is a writer and nature lover whose first novel Clay (2013) won the Portsmouth First Fiction prize, was selected for Amazon's 'Rising Stars' programme and named by Ali Smith as a book of the year. Her second, At Hawthorn Time (2015), was shortlisted for the Costa Best Novel Award and chosen by the Telegraph as one of their Books of the Year; both books are as much about the natural world as they are about people. She writes the Nature Notebook in The Times and regularly speaks about conservation, literature, and the very fertile ground between the two.

Wherever you are there is a Wildlife Trust caring for wildlife and wild places near you. There are 47 Wildlife Trusts covering the UK all working for an environment rich in wildlife for everyone - on land and at sea. Together The Wildlife Trusts give millions of people the chance to connect with nature. You can support our work by joining your Wildlife Trust wildlifetrusts.org/join.


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The cover of this book is absolutely striking in vibrant tones of green, perfectly evoking thoughts of spring, and I couldn't wait to look inside. It is so full of life with the tweeting of birds, gambolling of lambs, slithering of snakes and not forgetting the escapades of Timothy the tortoise. As the season unfurls throughout each page it epitomises the season of spring with the joy and hope of new beginnings.

There are excerpts from the classics interspersed with modern writing from naturalists and nature writers. One minute you are reading a passage from Jane Eyre or Under Milk Wood and the next you are reading observations of a season unfolding within one day as the writer travels from North to South of our beautiful country.

On some of the older pieces, I was quite surprised to see the date it was written. They certainly didn’t give their age away which is testament to how wonderfully each passage has been selected for inclusion in this book. As an added bonus, it is published in conjunction with The Wildlife Trusts, raising funds for trusts across the UK.

Full of perfectly mixed passages of the wonders of nature, this is a book I will turn to each year as the vivacious season of spring approaches.

I chose to read an ARC and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
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I bought this book to read on a coach holiday later this month (May) so just had a flick through. It does look to be the ideal book for dipping in and out of, There are short piece of wildlife and countryside doings to read about. Plus some lovely poems. So lots to look forward too on a journey fromWest Yorkshire to JohnO Groats!!
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The contributors selected for this book are a mixture of the well-known, like Gilbert White and Edward Thomas and ‘fresh new voices’ from the present day (2016) submitting nature reports. You can spot the difference. Those writing in the past may have been awed by or just curious about the natural world but they took it for granted. Today there’s always a hint of ‘we may lose this if we do nothing about it’. Hence the association with The Wildlife Trusts.

Because the book covers the whole of the British Isles and many different habitats, it has something of the reassuring comfort of the Shipping Forecast about it. The sun will rise every morning. Spring will follow Winter. It may be cold or mild, wet or dry but the earth is renewing itself with signs of new life all around for those who look for them.

Many thanks to Elliott and Thompson for sending me a copy of the book to read.
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My sister Jo Sinclair, is the author of one of the selected pieces which make up this anthology. So of course I read her's first but was delighted to find the whole book worth reading and it's inspired me to try D.H.Lawrence again for the first time since school.
The guy who runs Black Crow bookshop in Crystal Palace (worth a visit!) mentioned to me that Melissa Harrison aimed to select writing with a little edge for this. And she did.
The joyful life of spring follows the cruel harshness of winter and Lawrence so poignantly evokes that joy within about two powerful first sentences!
And in my sister's she writes "It is pretty. It is Walt Disney. It is murderous."
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