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  • Heavy with poetic resonance… [Dee] pushes the boundaries of nature writing, creating a form that is lyrical but deeply alert to ecological crisis.

    Miriam Darlington, BBC Wildlife
  • First-rate evocation of the natural world merges with an elegiac note in these rich stories of the soil.

  • [Dee’s] descriptions are constantly inventive; wry and fearless… A project as expansive, and as mesmerizing, as a fenland sky.

    Mary Crockett, Scotsman
  • Dee’s writing is often quietly poetic, with the spirit of Gerard Manley Hopkins hovering overhead.

    Jon Day, Daily Telegraph
  • Four Fields is an enthralling and unexpected book – or four short books – about what we have made of the natural world. The language itself is rich and loamy. There is evidence of much thought here, as well as a naturalist's profound observation. It is proof that really, there is no such thing as "nature writing" – Dee gives us the wide world and everything in it, including ourselves and all our works.

    Kathleen Jamie, Guardian

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