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Nightwalk A Journey to the Heart of Nature by Chris Yates
  

Nightwalk A Journey to the Heart of Nature

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A journey deep into the British countryside, Chris Yates’ precise observations together with a gift for the finest descriptive writing makes this a book to savour. He will become your eyes and ears, noticing the smallest detail and the slightest sign, the undiscovered wonders of our countryside revealed.

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Synopsis

Nightwalk A Journey to the Heart of Nature by Chris Yates

Chris Yates, one of Britain's most insightful and lyrical writers, raises his gaze from his beloved rivers and ponds and takes us on a mesmerizing tour of the British countryside. Last November, the sudden appearance of a hundred wintering ravens in a wood in Cranborne Chase, where I have lived for twenty-five years without seeing more than a few solitary specimens, reminded me that there is always something ready to flame up again in the landscape, just when it seemed the fire had gone out. In Crystal Wood we accompany Chris Yates on the most magical of journeys into the very heart of the British countryside. His acute observation of the natural world and ability to transcend it exquisitely sets Chris apart from his contemporaries. Time slows down for a deeper intimacy with nature, and through Chris's writing we hear every rustle of a leaf, every call of a bird. He widens the power of our imagination, heightening our senses and revealing beauty in the smallest details.

Reviews

Praise for Chris Yates: 'Wonderful stuff
Independent on Sunday

'There can be few who have explained so elegantly both the zen-like trance of the serious fisherman and the all-too-active comedy of preparation, expedition and return'
Guardian

'Yates drags one in! as he weaves his transcendental magic! compellingly written.'
Daily Mail

'Chris Yates is a god'
Conde Nast Traveller

'A wonderfully elegiac book'
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About the Author

Chris Yates is an angler, photographer, tea connoisseur and prolific writer with contributions to the Idler magazine and former Editor of Waterlog magazine. He is a celebrated British fisherman and author of How To Fish, which has variously been described as containing 'more good sense than all those effete-aesthete fishing narratives put together' (Conde Nast Traveller) and as 'a gem of a book' (The Field). He is also known for his other books -- Falling in Again, The Secret Carp, The Deepening Pool, Casting at the Sun, River Diary and Four Seasons -- and the BBC2 series A Passion for Angling.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th April 2012

Author

Chris Yates

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Publisher

Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

The Real World
Popular Science
Travel
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The countryside, country life
The Earth: natural history general

ISBN

9780007415540

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