BIRDS BEASTS AND BEDLAM by Derek Gow

by: Derek Gow




The author of Bringing Back the Beaver returns with more stories about his attempts to turn his Devon farm into a wildlife breeding centre. From water vole to beaver and wild cat to white stork, he has embarked on a (sometimes) one-person quest to rewild our countryside with endangered species. His stories are funny and amazing and he always has the grace to defer to the animals and let them take centre-stage. He has even done the illustrations of the beautiful creatures he has worked with. It’s utterly uplifting and should inspire us to do what we can too to shepherd and encourage all life. He is described on many occasions as a modern-day Gerald Durrell and is praised fulsomely by people as diverse as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Stanley Johnson. On top of it all he is a good writer and his description at the start of European Bison is deeply moving.

208pp, 216 x 149 mm, Hardback, 2022, RRP £20.00