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Nature writing clich├ęs

I mainly read nature writing these days, with the odd foray into fiction, though usually fiction with a strong sense of place (at the moment I’m reading The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy). As a result I’ve noticed a few themes that seem to recur, so here’s a list of the top 5. …

Review: At the Water’s Edge by John Lister-Kaye

In At the Water’s Edge John Lister-Kaye charts the four seasons as he takes the same circular walk everyday from his home in a Scottish glen. Lister-Kaye describes the changes in his surroundings and the various plants and animals that he encounters. It is when he is describing these encounters, particularly ones with animals, that …