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Richard Mabey

Venue: The Corn Hall

To celebrate the publication of his latest book, Turning the Boat for Home: A Life Writing About Nature, Richard Mabey – the father of modern nature writing in the UK – will look back over his lifetime writing about the natural world with writer and friend, Terence Blacker.

Since 1972, Richard Mabey has written some 40 influential books, including the prize-winning Nature Cure. His latest book – introduced and curated by him – is arranged in four parts: early influences; writing about plants; the politics of the natural world; and the ‘new nature writing’.

‘Richard Mabey is among the best writers at work in Britain. I don’t mean among the best nature writers, I mean the best writers, full stop. If such a thing as nature writing exists and flourishes today it is thanks almost entirely to him. I have lived by his books: pretty much all of what nature means to me, I know thanks to his own lifelong, clear-eyed, but loving investigation of what it means to him. He has allowed us all to think about modern nature – our world – but also, crucially, to feel it too. I cannot imagine a truer green man’ Tim Dee

Approx 60mins. Copies of the books will be available for purchase and signing by the author after the talk.

 

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Richard Mabey is among the best writers at work in Britain. ...He has allowed us all to think about modern nature – our world – but also, crucially, to feel it too.’
Tim Dee