• Oh my ears and whiskers. I loved this... Self-deprecating humour combines with a paean to the wonders of creation, hard facts and hope for an imperilled species.

  • It flows from the heart, eddies with fascinating information, and runs cool and clear with concern about the state of our rivers. They now have their champion.

    John Lewis-Stempel
  • Book of the Week

    Country Life
  • What a book. It has everything I love. It is lively, it is tender, it is fascinating, it starts small and very particular, and then - my God - by the end you are doing the Hallelujah chorus. It feels such an important book and I hope that everyone reads it. It seems to me to deliver on the greatest thing a book can achieve - when, through reading, you feel changed and inspired to act.

    Rachel Joyce, author of Miss Benson's Beetle and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
  • Tom Moorhouse has written a book about ecological loss that is also somehow laugh-out-loud funny - passionate, warm and full of fascinating insights into the eccentric world of the field naturalist.'

    Isabella Tree, author of WILDING

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