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England in infra-red: the beauty of the country at night

Moving stealthily through starlit fields and woods, John Lewis-Stempel marvels at nature’s many dark mysteries

26 November 2022

9:00 AM

26 November 2022

9:00 AM

Nightwalking: Four Journeys into Britain After Dark John Lewis-Stempel

Doubleday, pp.104, 9.99

John Lewis-Stempel is nearly as prolific as the natural world about which he writes so well. His voice is distinctive – that of a traditional agriculturist of lyrical articulacy, an observant ecologist who finds mythopoeic magic in everyday animals, who honours his Herefordshire origins but addresses all England.

As with his monographs on meadows and ponds, Nightwalking looks at under-appreciated aspects of the rural scene – this time, the most enigmatic of all.

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