It has been a glorious weekend and I imagine that many of you have spent it outdoors, in your garden, in the park, out walking in your neighbourhood, or further afield in the countryside, even on the beach (in which case, see the review for Rock Pool below!) Maybe you even took a book along and indulged in some outdoor reading. Bliss.
The natural world has long been a source of inspiration for writers and great thinkers, both in terms of process (‘all truly great thoughts are conceived while walking’ said Nietzsche) and subject: landscapes, animals, trees and plants provide rich pickings for all kinds of fiction and non-fiction.
I’d like to highlight some recently published gems that celebrate, reflect on and teach us about the great outdoors in different ways. And luckily, because this is England after all, these books can be enjoyed equally outdoors and in!