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  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241444641
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $40.00

The Lost Spells




The unmissable sequel to the bestselling, award-winning, multi-adaptation hit The Lost Words

Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but new in form, The Lost Spells is a pocket-sized treasure, a new collection of 'spells' - acrostic poetry and artwork - by beloved creative duo Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.

Written to be read aloud, calling to forest, field, riverbank, ocean, and also to the heart, these 'spells' summon back what is often lost from sight and care, and inspire protection and action on behalf of the natural world. From Jay to Jackdaw, Oak to Barn Owl, Silver Birch to Grey Seal, they capture the special, individual spirit of each plant and creature. Above all, they celebrate a sense of wonder, bearing witness to nature's power to amaze, console and bring joy.

  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241444641
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $40.00

About the authors

Robert Macfarlane

Robert Macfarlane is the author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Landmarks, and The Lost Words, co-created with Jackie Morris.Mountains of the Mind won the Guardian First Book Award and the Somerset Maugham Award and The Wild Places won the Boardman-Tasker Award. Both books have been adapted for television by the BBC. The Lost Words won the Books Are My Bag Beautiful Book Award and the Hay Festival Book of the Year. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and writes on environmentalism, literature and travel for publications including the Guardian, the Sunday Times and The New York Times.

Praise for The Lost Spells

The poems are beautiful, insightful and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny; and together with the vivid artwork, wild creatures are brought to life. A beautiful volume sure to be treasured by nature lovers of all ages.

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The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I've read this year

Observer on 'The Lost Words'

Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic and scope of language

Guardian on 'The Lost Words'

A breathtaking book. Jackie Morris has created something that you could spend all day looking at... Accessible and magical

New Statesman on 'The Lost Words'

Gilded and glorious, one of the year's loveliest books for all ages over 10

The Sunday Times on 'The Lost Words'

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