Jim Crumley

Jim Crumley has written more than thirty books, mostly on the wildlife and wild landscape of his native Scotland. The first instalment of his Seasons series, The Nature of Autumn, was longlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2017 and shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Bookshop Literary Prize 2017. The follow-up to that book is the stunning The Nature of Winter. The third in the series, The Nature of Spring, was Radio 4’s Book of the Week. The Nature of Summer, the final book of  Seasons, will be published later this year by Saraband.

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).

Jim is a widely published journalist and has a monthly column in The Scots Magazine, as well as being a poet and occasional broadcaster on both radio and television.


by Jim Crumley

  • RRP: £10 (print) / £4.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781908643759
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781908643995


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In the encounters in the wild series, renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and personal with British wildlife. With his inimitable passion and vision, he relives memorable encounters with some of our best-loved native species, offering intimate insights into their extraordinary lives. “There was a face looking at me. It was the colour of autumn and snow. Its eyes were smouldery gold. Its ears were tall and wide for the size of the face. The fur on its narrow forehead and between its ears stood on end, but lay sleekly aslant on its cheeks, and that was the autumn of the face. From the black tip of the nose, a band of bright white travelled back the full length of the face, and that was the snow of the face. It was the face of a fox, a vixen I guessed, alluringly beautiful, entrancingly wild.”