Talk – England: A Natural History by John Lewis-Stempel

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Bestselling nature writer John Lewis-Stempel will talk about his new book England: A Natural History.

Our countryside is iconic: a series of distinctive habitats that unite to create a landscape that is unique for the rich diversity of our flora and fauna. In England, his most magisterial book to date, John Lewis-Stempel explores each in turn, taking us from coast to moor, from downs to field, from the park to the village to create a vivid living portrait of the nation’s natural history.

In his trademark lyrical style, Lewis-Stempel reveals the hidden workings of each habitat: the clear waters and dragonflies; the bluebells, badgers and stag beetles; wild thyme; granite cliffs; rock pools and sandy beaches; red deer standing at ancient oaks; the wayside flowers of the lane; hedgehogs and hares; and snow on the high peak. Each landscape – be it calm green or wild moor, plunging cliff or flatland fen – has shaped our idea of ourselves, our sense of what it is to be in England.

The price of a ticket includes a copy of this stunningly beautiful book complete with decorated boards, endpapers, chapter heads and a map. England: A Natural History is the definitive volume on the English landscape and the capstone of John Lewis-Stempel’s nature writing.

This event is at Elmslie House, 8 Avenue Road, Malvern.


One ticket + one book: £25
Two tickets + one book: £30
Book online at Ticketsource or call Rossiter Books on 01684 368187

Wednesday 2 October 2024


Elmslie House


Elmslie House

WR14 3AG

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