Reviews

  • "A brilliant, candid and heartfelt memoir...The account of how he broke free of depression, reshaped his life and reconnected with the wild becomes nothing short of a manifesto for living...Mabey's particular vision, informed by a lifetime's reading and observation, is ultimately optimistic. It is also what makes his voice so appealing amid all the froth and flam of the eco-debate"

    Philip Marsden, Sunday Times
  • "A book of which only he could have written a single page...marvellously observed, deeply felt from sentence to sentence. The writing is exquisite"

    David Sexton,, Evening Standard
  • "Subtle, devotional, poetic"

    Observer
  • "Rich, invigorating and deeply restorative"

    Irish Times
  • "Nature Cure moves between the nervous breakdown of an individual and the madness of the modern world with a prescience akin to that of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land"

    Jonathan Bate, Guardian
  • "Mabey is a radical, inheritor of an old English tradition...The core of the book is his exploration of his new landscape. It feels a privilege to share it, watching him unpick the layers of watery Norfolk, with dazzling skill and the warmest of hearts, as his troubled mind heals"

    Michael McCarthy, Independent
  • "Written in the radiant, tingle-making prose that has earned Mabey literary prizes and a multitude of fans... both a wake-up call and an example of how the love of nature can electrify and heal the imagination."

    Val Hennessy, Daily Mail
  • "An inspiring book"

    Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Telegraph
  • "Britain's greatest living nature writer"

    The Times

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