Claxton – Field Notes from a Small Planet
Mark Cocker is a hugely accomplished nature writer. His Birds Britannica and Birds & People are both acclaimed works and Crow Country (about the rooks and jackdaws of south Norfolk) was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson non-fiction prize.
His latest book is both a minute examination of the wildlife in his local meadows and marshes around the village of Claxton in south Norfolk and, at the same time, a call to readers to look more closely at and think harder about the natural world around us. Distilled from many years of his journalism, mostly for The Guardian, the book is arranged as the intimate journal of a nature year in the life of Claxton and its environs.