I first read Nature Cure in 2006. It was one of the books that first got me hooked on ‘nature writing’.
The book describes Mabey’s slow recovery from a major bout of depression. Things are so bad at the start that he is forced to move from his life-long home in the Chilterns. He moves to East Anglia, first staying with various close friends, then house-sitting for another friend. As the months pass by, he gradually begins to recover by reconnecting with nature.
A strangely haunting book. Highly recommended.