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Nature fights back with tooth and claw as we persist in destroying it

Its healing qualities are well-known, but when we despoil the natural world, it very evidently comes back to plague us

Destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Credit: Getty Images

Where to turn in anxious and febrile times? One answer is to nature, or the ‘non-human living world’, which, despite the ravages inflicted on it by humans, continues to offer solace and hope to many. Such, at least, is a possibility linking these fine but quite different books.

Lucy Jones’s starting point in Losing Eden is her own struggle with depression and addiction a few years back.

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