Helen Macdonald’s account of grief and falconry became an instant classic. H is for Hawk describes decline and redemption and struck a chord in readers who knew nothing about birds of prey. Fiona Stafford’s The Long, Long Life of Trees is a lyrical homage to trees as our constant companions. “Beautifully produced, each chapter describes a different species, from the dark yew to the friendly apple. A chapter a day of this calming book will keep panic away” (Margaret Drabble). They discuss finding inspiration in the natural world. Chaired by Sue Stuart-Smith, psychotherapist and author of the forthcoming The Well Gardened Mind.
Supported by South Downs National Park Authority