Bringing together the finest, and best-known, names in contemporary writing, a new anthology that explores the many strands of what woodlands mean to us. A landmark publication, it will appeal widely to many readers. Contributors include: Richard Mabey, Germaine Greer, Ali Smith, Simon Armitage, Paul Kingsnorth, Paul Evans, Richard Skelton, Tobias Hill, Jay Griffiths, Peter Marren, Rob Penn, Madeleine Bunting, Kathleen Jamie, William Boyd, Tim Dee, Evie Wyld, etc. (Go to link to read more)
Field Notes From The Edge
In Field Notes from the Edge, acclaimed writer of the Guardian's 'Country Diary', Paul Evans, takes us on a journey through Britain's in-between spaces such as strandlines, mudflats, cliff tops and caves – where one wilderness is on the verge of becoming another and all things are possible. Here, Evans searches out wildlife and plants to reveal a Nature that is inspiring yet intimidating; miraculous yet mundane; part sacred space, part wasteland.....
Herbaceous is a journey which follows the colour pulse of plants throughout the year, searching for new rhythms in a changing world. Herbaceous is gardening with words. It is a book of audacious botany and poetic vision which asks us to look anew at our relationship with plants and celebrates their power to nourish the human spirit.
Nearest Earthly Place To Paradise
Shropshire has inspired many writers over the centuries: rolling fields and meadows, dramatic wild hills and moors, traditional market towns, a patchwork of copses and hedgerows, bleak and beautiful mountains. Paul Evans contributes a piece inspired by Bury Ditches, an ancient hill fort near Clun, photographed by Geoff Taylor.
The Bedside Guardian 2013
Paul Evans contributes an autumnal country diary on the comma butterfly to this year's Guardian collection in all its eclectic and idiosyncratic glory. This is a beautifully produced collection for all fans of intelligent, world-class journalism.
The Bedside Guardian 2012
Paul Evans contributes a winter diary entry on frosted wallflowers for the year remembered for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The faltering of the Arab Spring, the unfolding tragedy of Syria, Occupy London and Leveson.
The Living Edge
Paul Evans contributes the introduction and seasonal chapters to the story of Wenlock Edge as a living entity. Written by experts in various fields, this is the story of the Edge wrought rough by nature and by man, laid down, cast up, cut down, quarried out, healed over. Sheltered under, passed along, viewed from, dwelt upon; it has also been a place of toil, occupation, reflection .....
Paul Evans contributes an essay on the vanishing language of Lost Places for this diverse and entertaining collection of writing examining and celebrating the British Countryside, from falconry to foraging and from the musings of a nighttime angler to tips for seasonal drinking.
Paul Evans contributes an essay inspired by the birds of the Scottish island of Islay. Nature Tales is a charming collection of encounters with the natural world including beautifully drawn illustrations and a foreword from Sir David Attenborough - a captivating celebration of Britain's wildlife and countryside.
The Guardian Book Of The Countryside
Paul Evans contributes a piece about heathland restoration in this timely reminder of just how much the British countryside has endured over the last 200 years.
Wartime Country Diaries
Paul Evans contributes diaries inspired by the hillfort of Nordy Bank, autumnal fires and a goldcrest to the less familiar story of how international struggles managed to reach into the quietest corners of the British countryside. From Battle of Britain vapour trails looping over summer cornfields and affecting local hawks and waterfowl to the lone ringed bird who limped in from invaded Czechoslovakia, diarists note down and discuss the momentous change".
On The Edge, Alan M Hunt
Paul Evans writes the story of acclaimed wildlife artist Alan Hunt in a book published by the Halcyon Gallery in 2006 which focusses on his big cat paintings and conservation work.
A Gleaming Landscape
Paul Evans contributes country diaries to a collection which commemorates, in 2006, the Guardian's much loved Country Diary column reaching a hundred years old. To commemorate the anniversary, Martin Wainwright has compiled a collection of the best of a century's writing.