• "Touching and on occasion profoundly moving ... The connections and affinities that fill this book enliven, enlighten and delight."

    Stephen Fry
  • "An exceptionally rich celebration of the natural world, by turns rapturous and melancholy, and often – in strikingly original ways – both at the same time."

    Sir Andrew Motion
  • "Beautifully written and insightful."

    Raynor Winn
  • "Searle creates a powerful sense of place. You can sniff the air and touch the trees."

    Michael Palin