Peter Please tells us that he was influenced, above all, by W. H. Hudson, whom he describes as “that great traveller-naturalist, the quintessential traveller in little things. He was always in search of the ordinary – such as birdsong, old hawthorn trees, city and rural peoples – yet through his vision helped to give back to us an aesthetic for the commonplace.”

A Nature Writer isn’t someone who writes about Nature, but someone who, by making accessible to us a first-time experience of the living world in its being, extends our territory. He or she, always by way of a unique heart-register, draws ...


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