UPCOMING: Lakeland Wild by Jim Crumley – ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH

June 17, 2021

Jim Crumley will be in conversation with fellow nature writer Karen Lloyd to launch Lakeland Wild.

17 June 2021, 7pm


Join us for an evening of readings and discussion about Jim Crumley’s latest piece of nature writing, Lakeland Wild. Crumley will be interviewed by Kendal-based nature writer Karen Lloyd.

The event will take place on YouTube and is free to attend. Links will be sent to attendees the day before.

Order your copy of Lakeland Wild from Sam Read Bookseller here.

The Lake District is one of our busiest national parks. Many people believe that wildness is long gone from the fells, lakes, tarns and becks, yet, within its boundaries, Jim Crumley sets out to prove them wrong – to find “a new way of seeing and writing about this most seen and written about of landscapes”.

With a naturalist’s eye and a poet’s instinct he is drawn to Lakeland’s turned-aside places where nature still thrives, from low-lying shores to a high mountain oakwood that’s not even on the map. Through backwaters and backwoods, Crumley traces this captivating land’s place in the evolution of global conservation and pleads the case for a far-reaching reappraisal of all of Lakeland’s wildness.

Jim Crumley is an ardent advocate for our landscapes and animals, and the reintroduction of species like sea eagles, beavers and wolves. He is a nature writer, journalist and poet with decades of field observation and some 30 books to his name. He has won and been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards.

Karen Lloyd is a writer of non-fiction and poetry based in Kendal, Cumbria. The Gathering Tide and The Blackbird Diaries won Lakeland Book Awards and were selected as books of the year, in the Observer and the Birdwatcher’s Handbook.