This is a lovely book. It has appeared in lots of lists of nature books of the year over the last few weeks as it was published in 2014, but I’ve only just been reading it over Christmas and the New Year and so, for me, it is a book of 2015.
Day by day through the year, Mark Cocker explores the parish where he lives, and occasionally he sallies forth.
The writing, as one would expect, is beautiful. The observation, as one would expect, is accurate. The remarks, as one would expect, are thoughtful and provoke more thought in the reader (at least in this one).
I could go on, but this is a lovely book which I enjoyed very much.
Claxton: field notes from a small planet by Mark Cocker is published by Jonathan Cape.
A Message from Martha by Mark Avery is published by Bloomsbury.