by J A Baker
Baker pedalled around coastal Essex in 1962-63 observing peregrine falcons. His prose burns the scales off the eyes and enables you to see nature as it really is.
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories
by Norman Maclean
Maclean’s novella is about growing up in early 20th-century Montana, where there was ‘no clear line between religion and fly fishing’. The heart soars at the beauty of the Rockies but breaks at the family’s tragedy.
The Worm Forgives The Plough
by John Stewart Collis
Collis was a townie academic who worked on the land during World War II. His account of life on the farm is honest, erudite, and sometimes eccentrically beguiling.