Due for release 18th October 2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane.

All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, a rich landscape of discovery and imagination that is fading from children's minds.

The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of the poetry of nature words and the living glory of our distinctive, British countryside. With acrostic spell-poems by peerless wordsmith Robert Macfarlane this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.


My top book of the year... It is one of those children's books for ages up to 99 years. The lost words are those my generation and earlier ones used every day and which are fast disappearing, and Macfarlane's aim is to resurrect the everyday glories of our language. May he succeed - Susan Hill

Rapturously received celebration of nature - The New Statesman

  • Penguin
  • Published 18th October 2018
  • £9.00