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Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet (Paperback)Mark Cocker (author)
One of the country’s most perceptive nature writers recounts in delicious detail the rich variety of flora and fauna found in the Norfolk village of Claxton, Cocker’s idyllic home since 2001.
In 2001 Mark Cocker moved to Claxton, a small village in Norfolk. In a series of daily writings spanning the course of a year he explores his relationship to the landscape he lives in, to nature and to all the living things around him - the birds, plants, trees, mammals, hoverflies, moths, butterflies, bush crickets, grasshoppers, ants and bumblebees.
Passionate, astonishing and inspiring, this book is a celebration of the wonder that lies in our everyday experience.
Shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology Book Award, the Jarrold East Anglian Book Awards, the New Angle Prize and the Thwaites Wainwright Prize
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
'After Mark Cocker's glorious book, you will never look at a blackberry bush the same way again.' - Philip Hoare, The New Statesman
'A nature journal full of beautiful, delicate observation' - The Guardian
'A beautifully-written account of one man's passion for the natural world' - The Daily Mail
'If your eye has ever been caught by a moth, owl, jay or ash tree, Claxton has something new to tell about it, about Britain, and about life - which is an infinite compilation of exquisite detail.' - Horatio Clare, The Daily Telegraph
'To be astonished by nature, look no further than Claxton.' - The Spectator
'Cocker's profound knowledge, uncanny ability to observe and heartliftingly exact prose make Claxton one of those books that transforms the way you see your own home parish.' - Melissa Harrison, The Times
'The book is spectacular... Brilliant natural-history writing.' - Jonathan Wright, The Herald
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