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Wild Hares and Hummingbirds


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A Natural History of Selbourne for a new generation - nature-writing at its finest, expressed through the natural history of one very special place.

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Stephen Moss is a naturalist, author and broadcaster. In a distinguished career at the BBC Natural History Unit his credits included Springwatch, Birds Britannia and The Nature of Britain. His books include The Wren, The Robin, Mrs Moreau's Warbler and Wonderland. He is the President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust and a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Originally from London, he now lives with his wife and children on the Somerset Levels.


"Delightful, soothing and informative " * Daily Mail *
"An enchanting book, Wild Hares and Hummingbirds is a combination of celebration for what is and regret for what is passing. It is elegiac" * Daily Express *
"An enchanting month-by-month guide to "the natural history of an English village". As richly evocative of January as of June, Moss captures the flora and the fauna of his Somerset home with a grace and charm to warm the coldest winter night" * Independent *
"[A] charmingly produced book...readers are in the hands of an expert" -- Steven Barfiel * The Lady *
"This engaging account...should spark interest in country-dwellers and provide a transporting read for townies. In his placid style, Moss is profoundly informative" -- Christopher Hirst * Independent *

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