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In the encounters in the wild series, renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and personal with British wildlife: here, the hare. 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. “The moon climbed high above the trees beyond the far side of the field, contriving a night of raw, primitive beauty out of the still-lingering wisps of mist, the pale, tumbling curves of field, the parallel inked-in blue-black curves of the hedges, the quiet and surprisingly pale shades of the distant firth. Tawny owls stabbed at the darkness with sharp, two-syllable shrieks. Then there was a hare, far down the field. It ran easily out into the moonlight from the hedge on the far side and at once it was partnered in dance by its own giant shadow.”

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  • Rights: World English
  • BIC code(s): WNCF, 1DBK
  • BISAC code(s): NAT019000


About the author

Jim Crumley

Jim Crumley is a nature writer, journalist and poet with over 25 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.

Praise for Jim Crumley: “The most gifted writer where nature writing and mountain writing meet” – Jim Perrin for The Great Outdoors. “The best nature writer working in Britain today.” – The Los Angeles Times. “Enthralling and often strident.” – The Observer. “Compulsively descriptive and infectious in its enthusiasm.” – Scotland on Sunday. “The writing is glowing and compelling.”?– The Countryman.