A powerful, acclaimed evocation of grief and loss, and a celebration of the countryside, from an arresting, poetic new voice.
Elizabeth-Jane Burnett is a writer of English and Kenyan heritage. She was born in Devon and her work is inspired by the landscape in which she was raised. She is the author of Swims, a Sunday Times Poetry Book of the Year, and her poetry has been highly commended in the Forward Prize.
With a blend of poetry, memoir and a uniquely experimental, sensory
style of nature writing, The Grassling celebrates the
lusciousness of both land and language ... Ideas that might in a
lesser writer have seemed whimsical are grounded by the rich layers
of Burnett's prose. * TLS *
A poetic, lyrical tribute to the earth beneath our feet . . . Burnett is one of the freshest voices in the current crop of nature writers * Countryfile *
This astonishingly beautiful ode to the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside . . . [evokes] a richly immersive sense of the natural world and our place within it. * Country Living *