A fabulous book about these exciting and exotic animals. Though packed with brilliant photographs of hares in every season and mood, the concise text is not overshadowed - it is plain and highly informative, authoritative but never condescending. The hare is celebrated in these pages for its speed, lunacy and solitary splendour but also revealed as hunted, exposed to weather and starved by today's sterile pastures. The back story here is the loss of natural due to farming which relies on rye grass. Natural England figures suggest that we have lost 97% of our wildflower meadows, much of this in the last 30 years. The good news is that the brown hare is making a modest comeback. If you buy this lovely book you will not regret it - it may even encourage you to get up early in the morning and go look for hares.