Goshawk Summer : The Diary of an Extraordinary Season in the Forest – WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2022


by Aldred, James | Hampshire
Published 02/06/2022 by Elliott & Thompson Limited in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 240 pages

ISBN: 9781783966400 Category:


WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2022’A beautiful inspirational tale set in an extraordinary time.’ Ray Mears’Wonderful … they don’t come much more expert than James Aldred’ Lauren Laverne What happens to nature when we are no longer there? In early 2020, wildlife cameraman James Aldred was commissioned to film the lives of a family of goshawks in the New Forest. Then lockdown. No more cars, no more aeroplanes, no one in the woods – except James – in a place empty of people but filled with birdsong and new life.

In these silver nights and golden days, there were tumbling fox cubs, calling curlew and, of course, the soaring goshawks – shining like fire through one of our darkest times. A goshawk summer unlike any other; an extraordinary season in the forest.

‘Magical and transporting… a beautiful and deeply evocative hymn to love, hope and connection.’ HELEN MACDONALD, author of H is for Hawk ‘[An] entrancing, acutely observed, beautifully paced diary of the secretive raptor’s breeding season… Fascinating.’ BBC Wildlife

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Weight 0.226 kg