• "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 Meadowland, The Running Hare and, most recently, The Wood, he has distilled his knowledge and his enthusiasm into a style that is as rich and earthy as its subject."

    Philip Marsden, Spectator
  • "Our greatest nature writer"

    Books Are My Bag
  • "A lively little book"

    Helen Brown, Daily Mail