• "Lewis-Stempel is one of the best of the new generation of nature writers, an oak himself in that particular corner of the literary forest. As a working farmer, from a long line of Herefordshire farmers, he has daily exposure to his source material. In books such as <i>Meadowland</i>, <i>The Running Hare</i> and, most recently, <i>The Wood</i>, he has distilled his knowledge and his enthusiasm into a style that is as rich and earthy as its subject."