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Nature fights back with tooth and claw as we persist in destroying it

28 March 2020

9:00 AM

28 March 2020

9:00 AM

Losing Eden: How Our Minds Need the Wild Lucy Jones

Allen Lane, pp.248, 20

The Accidental Countryside: Hidden Havens for Britain’s Wildlife Stephen Moss

Guardian/Faber, pp.260, 16.99

Greenery: Journeys in Springtime Tim Dee

Cape, pp.355, 18.99

Where to turn in anxious and febrile times? One answer is to nature, or the ‘non-human living world’, which, despite the ravages inflicted on it by humans, continues to offer solace and hope to many. Such, at least, is a possibility linking these fine but quite different books.

Lucy Jones’s starting point in Losing Eden is her own struggle with depression and addiction a few years back.

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