21 January 2021
Online. A link will be shared before the event.
From £4.00 per person
Olivia 'Lilly' Edward will guide the evening's discussion. Olivia is a nature journalist who worked as Reviews Editor/Staff Writer/Digital Editor at Geographical magazine for more than six years, and continues to review for them on a regular basis. She likes nothing more than having discussions about nature and coming across interesting ideas that allow her to view the world in a new light.
Like a traditional book club, attendees will share their thoughts about the book and discuss its themes in small groups. Please read the book beforehand (if you can) and bring your thoughts to share with the group. We encourage participants to switch on their video so the event can be as close as possible to an in-person book, but if you’re feeling shy there will be no pressure to speak and you’re very welcome to just come along and listen.
J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writing was first published in 1967. Greeted with acclaim, it went on to win the Duff Cooper Prize, the pre-eminent literary prize of the time. Luminaries such as Ted Hughes, Barry Lopez and Andrew Motion have cited it as one of the most important books in twentieth-century nature writing.
Despite the association of peregrines with the wild, outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast, where J. A. Baker spent long winters looking and writing about the visitors from the uplands – peregrines that spend the winter hunting the huge flocks of pigeons and waders that share the desolate landscape with them.
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