ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: August 23, 2018
The Nature of Autumn
By (author) Jim Crumley
Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize, a pilgrimage through the shapes and shades of autumn. In autumn nature stages some of its most enchantingly beautiful displays; yet it’s also a period for reflection – melancholy, even – as the days shorten and winter’s chill approaches. Charting the colourful progression from September through October and November, Jim Crumley tells the story of how unfolding autumn affects the wildlife and landscapes of his beloved countryside. Along the way, Jim experiences the deer rut, finds phenomenal redwood trees in the most unexpected of places, and contemplates climate change, the death of his father, and his own love of nature. He paints an intimate and deeply personal portrait of a moody and majestic season.
Jim Crumley is a nature writer, journalist and poet with more than 30 books to his name, mostly on the landscape and wildlife of Scotland. As a highly knowledgable and inspiring wildlife expert, he is in high demand as a contributor for TV and radio, as well as publications such as the Scotsman and BBC Wildlife. He has won and been shortlisted for a variety of awards for his journalism, and shortlisted for the Saltire Society and Wainwright prizes for his books.