nature writing

Dan Powell

An English hen harrier makes a fabulous heroine

5 August 2017 9:00 am

I often feel slightly sorry for the British nature writer. It’s not an attractive emotion — it sounds patronising —…

Be careful what you wish for: in the country, no one can hear you scream

8 July 2017 9:00 am

I’ve diagnosed myself with early onset cottage-itis. It’s not supposed to happen for another decade, but at 29 I dream…

Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) by William MacGillivray

Enraptured by raptors

13 February 2016 9:00 am

The fewer birds there are, the more books about them, particularly of the literary kind. Helen MacDonald’s H is for…

The dying fall of the Fells

9 January 2016 9:00 am

At some point during your reading of this book the realisation might dawn, if you didn’t already know about his…