Friends and Links

My work would not exist without the generosity of others whose work has been of significant influence; other writers, artists, photographers, conservationists, ecologists, campaigners and more. This is where I share some of their news and latest work as well as occasional reviews.

The Rain Days, poems by John Fox

I was fortunate to recieve this small pamphlet in which poet John Fox reconnoitres life on the cancer ward in Furness General Hospitalin in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, January 2021. Charting recovery, the…

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Guardian Country Diary entries

Here are some links to my Guardian Country Diary entries – you’ll find the rest listed on the Guardian website. Bluebell woods on the river Kent Lakeland fells buzzing with hope ‘Fighting a big fish…

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The Fresh and the Salt

Heres my review of Ann Lingard’s book on life on the Solway;

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Images from a Warming Planet

Ashley Cooper is a renowned climate photographer and friend based in the English Lake District. Click here to visit his website and find information about his important book, Images from a Warming Planet. You can purchase the book here

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Szabi’s wonderful painting

The banner image above my friend Szabi’s wonderful painting of one of the last slender-billed curlews ever seen – a species now believed to be extinct. I trace the story in my new book Abundance; Nature…

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