A beautifully told, deeply personal growing-up memoir from the BBC presenter about life, death, love and nature.
TV presenter, photographer and conservationist Chris Packham is one of the nation's favourite naturalists. He is best known for the BAFTA-winning The Really Wild Show and fronting BBC's Springwatch and Autumnwatch. Packham is president of the British Trust for Ornithology, Hawk Conservancy Trust, the Hampshire Ornithological Society and the Bat Conservation Trust and vice-president of the RSPB and the Butterfly Conservation. In 2011, he was awarded the British Trust for Ornithology's Dilys Breese Medal for his 'outstanding work in promoting science to new audiences', and in 2016 he won the Wildscreen Panda Award for Outstanding Achievement, for his contribution to wildlife filmmaking. Packham's partner Charlotte Corney owns the Isle of Wight Zoo, and his step-daughter is studying zoology at Liverpool University. He lives in the New Forest.
Fingers in the Sparkle Jar is like nothing else I know - a
flickering vat of life itself. A brilliant and remarkable book. --
It's bold and beautiful, both raw and lyrical, and a rather special book. -- Matt Haig * Independent *
Incredibly powerful and moving. -- Richard E. Grant
A beautiful, riveting and disturbing read. * Guardian *
This book is courageous, disturbing, original and at times brilliant. -- Simon Barnes