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"An utter delight" - Jennifer Tetlow. In the Encounters in the Wild series, renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and personal with British wildlife - here, the swan. With his inimitable passion and vision, Jim relives memorable encounters with some of our best-loved native species, offering intimate insights into their extraordinary lives.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 127 x 187 x 12mm | 143g
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1910192120
  • 9781910192122
  • 836,032

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Praise for Jim Crumley: "An utter delight. I cried more than once for the sheer beauty of the writing and descriptions of watching wildlife." - Jennifer Tetlow; "The most gifted writer where nature writing and mountain writing meet" - Jim Perrin for The Great Outdoors; "The best nature writer working in Britain today." - The Los Angeles Times; "Enthralling and often strident." - The Observer; "Tinglingly readable ... Crumley's distinctive voice carries you with him on his dawn forays and sunset vigils." - Sir John Lister-Kaye, The Herald; "Nature writing with passion, honesty, even poetry" - Scottish Review of Books; "Virtuoso writing" - BBC Countryfile.
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About Jim Crumley

"Scotland's foremost living nature writer" The Courier. Jim Crumley has written forty books, mostly on the wildlife and wild landscape of his native Scotland, the impact of human activity on the natural world, species reintroduction, and climate change. His work has been shortlisted for prestigious awards such as the Wainwright Prize and the Saltire Society Literary Awards. Jim is a widely published journalist and has a monthly column in The Scots Magazine, as well as being a poet and occasional broadcaster on both radio and television.
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