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  • Published: 4 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473502116
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Field Notes from the Edge




One of Britain's foremost nature writers takes us on a journey through Britain's hidden wilderness


‘A profoundly satisfying read’ Financial Times

In Field Notes from the Edge, the acclaimed writer of the Guardian's 'Country Diary', Paul Evans, takes us on a journey through the in-between spaces of Nature – such as strandlines, mudflats, cliff tops and caves – where one wilderness is on the verge of becoming another and all things are possible.

Here, Evans searches out wildlife and plants to reveal a Nature that is inspiring yet intimidating; miraculous yet mundane; part sacred space, part wasteland. It is here that we tread the edge between a fear of Nature’s dangers and a love of Nature’s beauty.

Combining a naturalist’s eye for observation with a poet’s ear for the lyrical, Field Notes from the Edge confirms Paul Evans's place among our leading nature writers today.

  • Pub date: 4 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473502116
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Praise for Field Notes from the Edge

“Field Notes from the Edge's magic lies partly in the sheer quality of the prose, partly in Evans’ ability to loop together disparate threads[...] a profoundly satisfying read.”

Melissa Harrison, Financial Times

“A wonderfully original book…Evans has a superb eye, a fine ear for all kinds of speech, a love of droll reality and a lyrical sense of all life...a joy.”

Richard Kerridge, author of Cold Blood

“The best account I know of how it goes with our wilds...[a] deeply loveable book”

Tim Dee, author of Four Fields

“This lyrical prose makes the reader itch to get out into nature...Ultimately, Evans draws on the past to confront our present and ask what kind of future might be possible”

Independent

“Paul Evans’s important new book is the first indisputable classic of twenty-first-century nature writing…A masterpiece”

Jim Perrin, author of West

“Beautifully observed field notes from a fine writer”

BBC Countryfile Magazine

“A strange, wonderful, maudlin, meditative and romantic book. A book of great sensorial qualities, deeply stratified...I urge it upon you.”

Neil Sentance, Caught by the River

“Paul Evans [is] a rare original...with his mastery of otherwise unseen moments of life on earth”

Maggie Gee, author of My Animal Life

“Stunning, thoughtful and closely observed…the sort of writing that compels you to go outdoors and re-experience the world”

Gerard Woodward, author of I’ll Go to Bed at Noon

“Evans seeks an intimacy in his language....We have been in the company of a master”

Resurgence and Ecologist magazine

“First rate”

Country Walking

“Great sadness, interest and beauty...a very worthwhile read”

The Lady


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