Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet

 
9780099593478: Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet

'After Mark Cocker’s glorious book, you will never look at a blackberry bush the same way again.'

Philip Hoare, New Statesman

In a single twelve-month cycle of daily writings Mark Cocker explores his relationship to the East Anglian landscape, to nature and to all the living things around him. The separate entries are characterised by close observation, depth of experience, and a profound awareness of seasonal change, both within in each distinct year and, more alarmingly, over the longer period, as a result of the changing climate. The writing is concise, magical, inspiring.

Cocker describes all the wildlife in the village – not just birds, but plants, trees, mammals, hoverflies, moths, butterflies, bush crickets, grasshoppers, ants and bumblebees. The book explores how these other species are as essential to our sense of genuine well-being and to our feelings of rootedness as any other kind of fellowship.

A celebration of the wonder that lies in our everyday experience, Cocker’s book emphasises how Claxton is as much a state of mind as it is a place. Above all else, it is a manifesto for the central importance of the local in all human activity.

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"After Mark Cocker’s glorious book, you will never look at a blackberry bush the same way again." (Philip Hoare New Statesman)

"If your eye has ever been caught by a moth, owl, jay or ash tree, Claxton has something new to tell about it, about Britain, and about life – which is an infinite compilation of exquisite detail." (Horatio Clare, 5 stars Daily Telegraph)

"The book is spectacular… Brilliant natural-history writing." (Jonathan Wright Herald)

"At once charming and unsentimental, these short pieces educate and delight." (Stephanie Cross, 5 stars Lady)

"Cocker is a sharp-eyed, knowledgeable and accessible writer… Makes one look again at the world outdoors with renewed awe and wonder." (Ben East Metro)

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After the massive, world-spanning, unanimously acclaimed Birds and People Mark Cocker looks in fascinating detail at his home parish in Norfolk and its wildlife

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