A Field Guide to Larking (Paperback)
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A Field Guide to Larking (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 19/08/2021
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An enchanting guide to exploring our environment with a fresh pair of eyes from the bestselling author of Mudlarking, this gorgeously bound volume is filled with maps, charts, tips, beautiful illustrations and plenty of space for the reader’s own observations.

A Field Guide to Larking is a practical, interactive and inspiring guide to 'larking' from the bestselling author of Mudlarking.

To lark is to get out and about, to explore the world around us and to discover the little treasures hiding in plain sight. We think, of course, of mudlarking but there is also beachlarking, fieldlarking or even simply exploring your own home with fresh eyes. In this beautiful field guide, Lara teaches us how to lark for ourselves.

There are maps and charts, tips and lists, and colour illustrations throughout to help identify finds. From tide tables for mudlarkers to a flint guide for fieldlarkers, this book is richly informative and yet small enough to pop in a pocket. Like a journal it invites you to interact - to make notes and record finds along the way.

If Lara Maiklem's first book was a glimpse into a hidden world, with this field guide she shows us how we can discover it for ourselves.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526634214
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Enchanting ... In fact, I am quite tempted to join Maiklem on the riverbed looking for treasure' - The Sunday Times on Mudlarking

'There is a great deal to learn from these pages, not least the insight that finding lost things is the best way of losing yourself' - The Guardian on Mudlarking 

Lara Maiklem, MUDLARKING on the THAMES

Lara Maiklem, MUDLARKING on the THAMES

Canterbury - Rose Lane
Wednesday 15th December 18:30

Her first book, 'Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames' is the story of the river told through the objects she has found and is a tale of obsession, tide-watching, mud-walking and endless hours of searching in all weathers. Her second book, A Field Guide to Larking: Beachcombing, Mudlarking, Fieldwalking and More, is an illustrated practical guide for those who want to search for themselves, whether on beaches (beachlarking), in fields (fieldlarking), houses (houselarking), gardens (gardenlarking) and of course mudlarking in rivers. Maiklem persists in seeking out a curious beauty. Her description of fog is worthy of Dickens or Joseph Conrad. She pungently evokes the broken bridges, slippery river stairs, causeways, jetties and boatyards. No one has looked at these odd corners since Sherlock Holmes ― Sunday Telegraph

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“A guide to finding treasures hidden in a plain sight”

Having read and adored Lara Maiklem's "Mudlarking", I was very excited to read her "A Field Guide to Larking" as well. This book covers all different types of larking, that is discovering... More

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