Author Robert Macfarlane Published by Penguin Books Ltd ISBN 9780241444641
As in ‘The Lost Words’, these ‘spells’ take their subjects from relatively commonplace, and yet underappreciated, animals, birds, trees and flowers – from barn owl to red fox, grey seal to silver birch, jay to jackdaw. But they break out of the triptych format of ‘The Lost Words’, finding new shapes, new spaces and new voices with which to conjure. ‘The Lost Spells’ summons back what is often lost from sight and care, and inspires protection and action on behalf of the natural world. Above all, it celebrates a sense of wonder, bearing witness to nature’s power to amaze, console and bring joy.
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