Britain's most-influential nature writer reflects on a lifetime of close observation and celebrates the positive force of the natural world
Lark Rise to Candleford is one of the defining accounts of nineteenth-century rural England, yet little is known of the writer behind it. Richard Mabey's moving biography reveals a woman who commemorated village life but also longed to escape it, telling a story of myth-making, transformation and the struggle for creative expression.
A timely new edition of Richard Mabey's profound and poetic book, Beechcombings, now updated with a new foreword and afterword by the author
Richard Mabey grew up on the Metropolitan line, the line whose existence created a powerful symbol of the English rural myth, the 'Metro-land'.
Triggered by visits to the Eden Project, Britain's foremost countryside writer is on top form as he discusses specific plants, plant hunters, what we mean by Paradise, and other botanical and ecological ideas.
A personal collection of Richard's Mabey's favourite writings on nature
Sequel to the bestselling FOOD FOR FREE, Richard Mabey's new book is about making-do and the sheer fun of inventive cooking.
'Britain's greatest living nature writer' (The Times) describes how he conquered clinical depression through his re-awakened love of nature.
Sequel to the bestselling FOOD FOR FREE, Richard Mabey's new book is about making-do and the sheer fun of inventive cooking. Mabey himself describes it as 'busking' in the kitchen and 'life's too short NOT to stuff a mushroom'
Richard Mabey's new book is about beech trees - but also, of course, about numerous other issues, including global warming and the importance of trees in the landscape. Trees are the largest and most significant organisms on our planet; and this is Mabey's most poetic, most enjoyable, most profound and challenging book to date.
Now in its second edition with a new introduction by Helen Macdonald, a unique, beautiful, comprehensive cultural and social study, species by species, of all the birds in Britain. A companion volume to Flora Britannica and Bugs Britannica
The first single-volume selection of Richard Mabey's writings, revealing the range and quality of his thinking on nature and the environment over a quarter of a century.
Available for the first time, a smaller, abridged edition of FLORA BRITANNICA