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Five books chosen by Richard Mabey

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard

Backwoods girl becomes Forest ecologist in this pioneering account of mycorrhizal connectivity.

Amy & Lan by Sadie Jones

Jones’s new novel gives an enthralling insight into how children view the natural – and adult – world.

Biodiversity by Kurt Jackson

The Cornish artist’s reflections on ecology in word and paint.

Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces 2004-2021 by Margaret Atwood

Barnstorming essays on everything from climate change to The Tempest.

And coming at the end of October:

Next to Nature: a Lifetime in the English Countryside by Ronald Blythe

A collection of sparkling columns, to commemorate the 100th birthday of East Anglia’s literary godfather.


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