Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Mark Avery's Books of the Year

Mark Avery, writer, conservationist and one of the most influential environmental bloggers in the country, posted his round-up of books of the year, and I'm delighted that A Sky Full Of Birds was one of them. You can also read his original review of it here.

Of the other books featured, favourites for me were Chris Packham's Fingers in the Sparkle Jar, David Lack's The Life of the Robin, and Stephen Moss's Wild Kingdom, although there are also a few on there that I'm looking forward to getting round to reading.

Britain's Birds is a pretty extraordinary book, too – it might not replace the trusty Collins Bird Guide as every birder's must-have, but it's a pretty essential companion to it, given the sheer range of ID photos it packs into its pages.

Finally, the Melissa Harrison-edited seasonal anthologies (with proceeds going to the very worthy cause of the Wildlife Trusts) are great to, although I will admit to a vested interest, as I have a poem in the Autumn anthology.


Poetry Pleases! said...

Dear Matt

I gave my copy of your book to a twitcher friend who was absolutely delighted with it. May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas.

Best wishes from Simon R Gladdish

Matt Merritt said...

Thanks very much, Simon, and a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too. Glad to hear that your friend enjoyed the book.

Best wishes,