The Best of British & Irish Nature Writing
The Wild Isles is the best of nature writing, selected by natural history writer Patrick Barkham. The landscapes and the creatures and plants that inhabit them are all featured here, inspired by the natural world and the relationship with the islands we call home.
The choices are arranged under themes like birds, woods and coastlines, to childhood, the seasons and urban nature. It also probes environmental problems we face today. From the bleak heights of the Cairngorms to the ancient woodlands of Essex and from the storm-lashed islands of Ireland’s west coast to the lush fields of Devon, there is much to soothe, heal, surprise and inspire.