The Heeding

The Heeding

: (Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2022 for Nature Writing)

by Rob Cowen;Nick Hayes
31st March, 2022

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LONGLISTED FOR THE JAMES CROPPER WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2022 ___ Take a journey filled with everyday beauty and wonder. A year of looking, listening and noticing across four unique seasons and thirty-five beautifully illustrated poems. 'Dazzling, moving... A book that will touch many, and be given often: here, take this, you must read this.' Robert Macfarlane 'A book about people, place and nature that's impossible to put down.' BBC Wildlife Magazine ___ The world changed in 2020. Gradually at first, then quickly and irreversibly, the patterns by which we once lived altered completely. Across home and town, allotment and moorland, The Heeding paints a picture of four unique seasons caught in the grip of history yet filled with moments of wonder close at hand. A sparrowhawk hunting in a back street; butterflies massing in a high-summer yard as death rates rise; the moon overhead with a loved one held tight - the everyday memories that shape a life and help us recall our own. The Heeding leads us on a journey that takes its markers and signs from nature and a world filled with fear but beauty and joy too. Collecting birds and animals, land and people together, it helps us look again, to heed: to be attentive to this world we share, to grieve what's lost and together seek a better and brighter tomorrow. ____ SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOK ARE MY BAG READERS AWARDS 2021 'The Heeding isn't a book. It's a gateway into the place all of us have been looking for.' Joanne Harris 'A love letter to all that still remains for us to hold dear, to protect, to celebrate.' Kerri ní Dochartaigh 'I have clung to this book since it arrived, keeping it close, and the words have clung to my mind.' Jackie Morris 'Rob Cowen's poems speak to us all, guiding us through the emotional journey the nation has gone through... Powerful, moving and brilliant.' Stephen Moss 'Visceral, achingly tender and with stunning illustrations by Nick Hayes.' Dara Mcanulty 'Luminously hopeful . . . The Heeding is an invitation to appreciate the gifts of the moment.' Kathryn Aalto.

Rob Cowen is an award-winning writer, hailed as one of the UK's most original voices on nature and place. His book, Common Ground (PRH; 2015) was shortlisted for the Portico, Richard Jefferies Society and Wainwright Prizes and voted one of the nation's favourite nature books on BBC Winterwatch. His poems have featured on Caught By The River and in Letters to the Earth (Harper Collins). He lives in North Yorkshire.

Details & Specs

Author: Rob Cowen Nick Hayes

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781783966332

Publication Date: 31st March, 2022

Pages: 112

Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm

Notes: illustrations (black and white)

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 4 days

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