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Nature of Autumn

Jim Crumley (Author)

  • RRP: £12.99 (print) / £7.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Hardback
  • Extent: 252 pages
  • Dimensions (mm): 198 x 129
  • ISBN: 9781910192467
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781910192474
  • Genres: Nature, Nature Writing
  • Book tags: nature
  • Publication date: August 25, 2016

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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.

Taking in September to November, Jim Crumley tells the story of how unfolding autumn affects the wildlife of his beloved land – from the windswept Western Isles and the unforgiving Cairngorm plateau to the gentler, graceful landscapes of Loch Lomond and Stirling. 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; thus painting an intimate – and deeply personal – portrait of a moody and majestic British autumn.

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"Nature writing [with] a higher tensile strength than most." - The Herald


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  • Rights: UK and Commonwealth
  • BIC code(s): WN
  • BISAC code(s): NAT000000

Nature of Autumn

About the author

Jim Crumley

A nature writer, journalist and poet with 30 books to his name, Jim Crumley is also in high demand as a contributor for TV and radio, as well as print media. Jim’s 2014 book, The Eagle’s Way, was shortlisted for a prestigious Saltire Society award, and his Encounters in the Wild series – which sees Jim get up close and personal with Britain’s favourite animals – has found him many new readers. He has also recently written about the return of the beaver to the UK’s wetlands in Nature’s Architect (Saraband, 2015).

“A passionate, compelling, very personal work… the honesty of his voice is striking.” Scottish Review of Books

“Jim Crumley soars with the eagles … virtuoso writing.” 
BBC Countryfile Magazine

“Enthralling and often strident.” Observer

“‘An astonishingly good writer. Not just an astonishingly good nature writer, but an outstanding artist with prose.” West Highland Free Press

Jim Crumley is the pre-eminent Scottish nature writer.” Guardian

“The best nature writer working in Britain today.” Los Angeles Times