Never a dull moment
In spring 2011, my book, 'Never a dull moment: A naturalist's view of British wildlife', was published by Brambleby Books. A book about the germ of childhood interest and the growth of a passion. Of reconnecting with the natural world and the ways in which it might touch every aspect of our life. Of the simple pleasures, moments of awe and emotional ties; from the first childhood glimmer of a dawning interest to an all-consuming passion of later life
The book draws attention to the abundant fascinations of the natural world and the rich rewards that an interest in it can bring. As children there is the wonder and amazement of new plants, animals and places, the early realisation of the wild world that begins to unfold from our very own doorstep. With adulthood comes a fuller appreciation of the natural wonders that once may have been overlooked. The inclination to not take for granted the splendour of the truly wild country: the rugged uplands and remote coasts. A realisation of a need to get back to basics - to look with fresh eyes at the 'normal' or seemingly insignificant. Mirroring the cyclical qualities of nature itself, the way that the natural world is perceived comes full circle and an underlying philosophy emerges.
The blurb on the back cover reads:
"A book that will both delight and charm, with such wonderful descriptions, almost poetry and with a touch of philosophy, about the natural world of Britain: the weather, the sea, the landscape...and the animals and plants that inhabit it."
Click to view the book on the Brambleby Books website