Reviews

  • Brings to life the landscapes and traditions of Lee's home in Gloucestershire, from centuries-old May Day rituals and carol-singing on Christmas Eve, to his battle in old age to save his beloved Slad valley from developers

    Guardian
  • Reminded me what a superlative nature writer Lee was ... I finished it with an ache in my heart and a tear in my eye

    Spectator
  • Simply written, observant and shot through with Lee's characteristic humility ... Against his whitewashed prose are touches of beauty

    The Times Literary Supplement