The Wild Places

by Robert Macfarlane.

Author seeks the remaining wild places of Britain and Ireland.

The Wild Places

This is a fantastic book, and even more enjoyable than the same author's universally praised debut, Mountains of the Mind.

Macfarlane is a flowing, confident writer with a talent for the unusual phrase. He was born, we learn, in 1976—damn his eyes!

Why not follow my example and buy two copies of this book: one for yourself, and one for a friend?

(I appreciate I haven't told you anything about the book, but I didn't want to spoil it for you. You can thank me later.)

Update Jan-2012: The above was written in 2007. I have just re-read The Wild Places, and enjoyed it every bit as much as the first time.

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