About this book
Paperback edition of the literary sensation of Christmas 2007 which sold over 14,000 copies. It is both an intellectual and a physical journey, travelling in time as well as space. Guided by monks, scientists and poets among others, he explores our changing ideas of the wild. From the cliffs of Cape Wrath, to the holloways of Dorset, the storm beaches of Norfolk and the saltmarshes of Essex.
Explores our ideas of the wild. This book also tells the story of a friendship, and of a loss. It mixes history, memory and landscape in a strange and beautiful evocation of wildness and its vital importance.