Author Profile: Richard Mabey

Richard Mabey is a writer and broadcaster with a special interest in the relations between nature and culture. His books include Food For Free and Flora Britannica as well as his award-winning biography of Gilbert White, and his recent memoir Nature Cure, which was shortlisted for both the Whitbread and Ondaatje prizes. He is Vice-President of the Open Spaces Society and lives in Norfolk.

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Adorable Plot

Issue 274 • September/October 2012 • A Shared Agenda > Reviews

Review of The Adorable Plot

Nature Writers - Hymn to Biodiversity •

Issue 255 • July/August 2009 • Sacred Planet > Regulars > Nature Writers

The hypnotic rhythms and luminous incantations of the 18th-century poet Christopher Smart.

Tongues in Trees •

Issue 250 • September/October 2008 • Indigenous Intelligence: Diverse Solutions for the 21st Century > Undercurrents

Diversity is like language: it is alive and constantly changing.

In My Own Words: Whistling in the Dark

Issue 246 • January/February 2008 • Gandhi's Gift: The Power Of Nonviolence > Reviews

Review of A personal tribute to the nightingale.


Issue 240 • January/February 2007 • There is no wealth but life > Reviews

Review of The Secret Life of Trees by Colin Tudge


Issue 238 • September/October 2006 • Celebrating 40 Years of Resurgence > Nature Care

We have scarcely begun to understand the intricacy of the biosphere.


Issue 233 • November/December 2005 • The Answer is still Peace > The Arts

A reflection on the tradition of landscape painting in Britain.

A Sense of Place

Issue 222 • January/February 2004 • Natural Governance > Regulars > A Sense of Place


Issue 220 • September/October 2003 • Science and Spirituality > Feature Articles

The trivialisation of nature.


Issue 202 • September/October 2000 • Homage to Gaia > Feature Articles

People are drawn to the countryside to experience its unique rhythms.

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