Footprints in the Woods: The Secret Life of Forest and Riverbank


Available for Pre-order. Due July 2023.
Footprints in the Woods: The Secret Life of Forest and Riverbank Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Canongate Books
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Pages: 208 Illustrations and other contents: No Language: English ISBN: 9781838858780 Categories: , , , ,

A magical short book about his favourite family of mammals: weasels! This family-mustelidae– includes badgers, pine martens and otters, among other species, and all of them live in the wild on the Aigas estate, in the woods and the loch and the river and the fields and moorland that fan out from the baronial mansion where John lives. Mixing recent close encounters and patient observation with memories of his boyhood passion for these elusive creatures, this book teaches us so much about them and their habits and habitats, in John’s enchanting lyrical style.

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Praise for John Lister Kaye: Utterly charming and captivating * * Sunday Times * * If only we could all be as attentive to the life around us as John Lister-Kaye. No one writes as movingly, or with such transporting poetic skills, about encounters with wild creatures -- HELEN MACDONALD, author of H IS FOR HAWK Scotland's high priest of nature writing; it's charming and moving to wander along with him * * The Times * * With an untameable enthusiasm and generosity of spirit, Lister-Kaye translates [ . . . ] into a kind of inter-species friendship -- JAY GRIFFITHS, author of WILD: AN ELEMENTAL JOURNEY John Lister-Kaye is one of the most joyful, inspirational naturalists I know -- KATE HUMBLE A great naturalist -- CHRIS PACKHAM Renowned conservationist John Lister-Kaye finds as much drama in the creatures of his garden in the Highlands as watching polar bears cross frozen ice packs near the North Pole . . . He has fallen in love with these moments of everyday adventure * * Sunday Mail * * I am addicted to the writings of John Lister-Kaye -- JOANNA LUMLEY

Author Biography

Sir John Lister-Kaye is one of Britain's best-known naturalists and conservationists. He is the author of nine books on wildlife and the environment, including At the Water's Edge, and has lectured all over the world. He has served prominently in the RSPB, the Nature Conservancy Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. In 2003 he was awarded an OBE for services to nature conservation. He lives with his wife and family among the mountains of the Scottish Highlands, where he runs the world-famous Aigas Field Centre. |