• "After Mark Cocker’s glorious book, you will never look at a blackberry bush the same way again."

    Philip Hoare, New Statesman
  • "A nature journal full of beautiful, delicate observation"

  • "A beautifully-written account of one man’s passion for the natural world"

    Daily Mail
  • "If your eye has ever been caught by a moth, owl, jay or ash tree, Claxton has something new to tell about it, about Britain, and about life – which is an infinite compilation of exquisite detail."

    Horatio Clare, 5 stars, Daily Telegraph
  • "To be astonished by nature, look no further than Claxton."

  • "Cocker’s profound knowledge, uncanny ability to observe and heartliftingly exact prose make Claxton one of those books that transforms the way you see your own home parish."

    Melissa Harrison, The Times
  • "The book is spectacular… Brilliant natural-history writing."

    Jonathan Wright, Herald

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