Belated Summer reads: Non-fiction and The Beach #bookadayuk

A summer read could be a steamy beach read, a chilling thriller, or something to broaden the mind while you explore a new place. Rob’s chosen something that reminds him of a particular summer, The Beach by Alex Garland and Kate has three non-fiction titles she’s been saving for the summer, Careless People by Sarah Churchwell, Waterlogged by Roger Deakin and Beechcombings by Richard Mabey. Continue reading “Belated Summer reads: Non-fiction and The Beach #bookadayuk”

Shelf Help Review: Nature Cure by Richard Mabey

In the last year of the old millennium, Richard Mabey, Britain’s foremost nature writer, fell into a severe depression. The natural world – which since childhood had been a source of joy and inspiration for him – became meaningless. Then, cared for by friends, he moved to East Anglia and he started to write again. Having left the cosseting woods of the Chiltern hills for the open flatlands of Norfolk, Richard Maybe found exhilaration in discovering a whole new landscape and gained fresh insights into our place in nature.

Structured as intricately as a novel, truthful, exquisite and questing, Nature Cure is a book of hope, not just for individuals, but for our species. Continue reading “Shelf Help Review: Nature Cure by Richard Mabey”