This lovely book is written in diary form as naturalist and conservationist Nick Acheson observes different species of geese as they stop off in Norfolk on their migrations. It turns out to be a beautiful and constructive way of passing your time during a pandemic. He ends up cycling 1200 miles criss-crossing the county on his old bike, which is the exact distance of the pinkfoot’s migration to Iceland. It’s an expression of his love for nature and just as much of his love for his native county, and as such it’s a very uplifting book as we track the author’s appreciation of the simple, slow and unglamorous things in life. The book is full of stories from history, personal anecdotes and encounters with people whose lives are also involved with geese and other wildfowl. It’s a quiet classic.
240pp, 229 x 153 mm, Hardback, 2023