Our Place

I've been very much enjoying the new Mark Cocker book on the UK's Wildlife. It's more than that of course: it's a memoir and also a meditation on landscape and our influence on it - much of which includes places with which I am familiar.

It starts on the Norfolk Coast, near Wells next the Sea, but also takes in a range of other places which are familiar to me up and down the country.

There's an excellent New Statesman piece here, with a review of the book and more.

Recommended read, and one of the great aspects of half term is time to spend time with a good book...