Across a Waking Land: A 1,000-Mile Walk Through a British Spring (Hardcover)

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'Roger Morgan-Grenville, one of Britain's leading conservationists' - The Herald

A veteran nature writer walks the length of Britain in pursuit of spring, and of hope

Fed up with bleak headlines of biodiversity loss, acclaimed nature writer Roger Morgan-Grenville sets out on a 1,000-mile walk through a British spring to see whether there are reasons to be hopeful about the natural world. His aim is to match the pace at which the oak leaves emerge, roughly 20 miles north each day.

Fighting illness, blizzards and his own ageing body, he visits every main habitat between Lymington and Cape Wrath in an epic eight-week adventure, encountering, over and over again, the kindness of strangers and the inspiring efforts of those fighting heroically for nature. With surprising conclusions throughout, what unfolds is both life-affirming and life-changing.

About the Author

Roger Morgan-Grenville was a soldier from 1978-86. In 2007, he helped to set up the charity Help for Heroes, and in 2020 he was a founding member of the conservation charity, Curlew Action. His earlier titles, Liquid Gold, Shearwater and Taking Stock, are also published by Icon. He lives in West Sussex.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781785789762
ISBN-10: 1785789767
Publisher: Icon Books
Publication Date: April 6th, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English