Into The Tangled Bank: Discover the Quirks, Habits and Foibles of How We Experience Nature (Paperback)
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Into The Tangled Bank: Discover the Quirks, Habits and Foibles of How We Experience Nature (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 03/06/2021
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Delightfully witty and affectionate, Parikian’s investigation into the Great British public’s love affair with the natural world wends a leisurely course through garden, park, coastline and mountain range. 

Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2021

Lev Parikian is on a journey to discover the quirks, habits and foibles of how the British experience nature. Open a window, hear the birds calling and join him.

It's often said that the British are a nation of nature lovers; but what does that really mean? For some it's watching racer snakes chase iguanas on TV as David Attenborough narrates, a visit to the zoo to convene with the chimps; for others it's a far-too-ambitious clamber up a mountain, the thrilling spectacle of a rare bird in flight.

And everywhere he meets not only nature, but nature lovers of all varieties: ramblers, dog-walkers, photographers; kite-flyers, den-builders, grass-loungers; beginners, specialists, all-rounders; or just people out for a stroll in the sun.

Warm, humorous and full of telling detail, Into the Tangled Bank celebrates our collective relationship with the natural world and what it might mean to be a nature lover in Britain today.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781783965830
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Funny, accessible and full of wonders - a genuine breath of fresh air. - Melissa Harrison, author of All Among the Barley and The Stubborn Light of Things

'An open, warm and unique journey full of unabashed enthusiasm for the natural world. A rare thing.' - Stephen Rutt, author of The Seafarers

'Lev Parikian is one of those rare beasts: a nature writer with a sense of humour. This is a witty, touching and profound book about one man's burgeoning relationship with the natural world - and it's also a joy to read.' - Stephen Moss, naturalist and author

'Lev's endearing child-like joy at even the smallest of encounters is infectious - this book will have you peering more closely at the spider in your bathroom or the woodlouse in your garden, and following his advice to "Look. Look again. Look better".' - BBC Wildlife Magazine

'Try Lev Parikian's witty Into the Tangled Bank. He starts with the wildlife found in your kitchen sink, and gradually deepens connections to nature within and outside your own four walls.' - Ann Pettifor, Guardian (Best Books to Inspire Hope for the Planet)

'I genuinely think Into the Tangled Bank should be put on prescription for anyone suffering depression or loneliness because it is an absolute tonic of a book that creates happiness in the very soul of the reader. I adored it.' - Linda's Book Bag

'If, like me, you've got more into nature* in the last few months, but sometimes feel a bit excluded by nature writing, like you don't know enough, then this book will make you feel included and welcomed.' - Tracey Thorn

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“An absolute delight... if you have the slightest interest in nature/gardening, this is for you!”

This book is an utter delight. Uplifting, positive and there are many things to learn (without feeling it’s a didactic lesson in learning!). The writing style is warm and approachable and it is full of humour and... More

Hardback edition
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“Into the tangled bank”

This is a wonderful book and a celebration by the author who, as a little boy, had a natural affinity with nature but lost it in the complexities of being an adult. In middle age he miraculously finds it again. By... More

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“Delightful adventures in excellent company”

This is a book I didn’t want to end. Moving from city to country, spying natural beauty and laughing often, in the company of a sensitive and witty companion . Introduces the stalwarts of natural history, and... More

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