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British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

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Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

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Country Matters A Countryside Companion: 74 Tips, Tales and Talking Points

Nature Writing New
By: Jonny Meg(Author), Jonny Clothier(Author)
368 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Profile Books
Country Matters
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  • Country Matters ISBN: 9781788168694 Hardback Jun 2023 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
Price: £17.99
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Need advice on how to raise a chicken or pluck a pheasant? Wondering how to train your dog, catch a mole or sneak through a field of cows? Perhaps you're after the secret to the fattest pumpkin, the wormiest compost, the classiest snowdrop? Or are you simply in love with our captivating landscapes, keen to unlock the history and culture of our woods and fields, our footpaths and boundaries, our meadows and moors? In this delightful and eye-opening book, Meg Clothier and her father, Jonny, combine decades of practical know-how with a passion for literature and lore - braced up by a keen understanding of the conundrums of the contemporary countryside. From hedges and holloways to henges and ha-has, Country Matters brings the world beyond our towns and cities, its pleasures and perplexities, its dilemmas and delights, to entertaining and illuminating life.

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Meg Clothier has sailed from England to Alaska, worked as a journalist in London and Moscow, published two historical novels and run a London park café. She now lives, writes and grows vegetables on the Quantock Hills.

Jonny Clothier, Meg Clothier's father, has dedicated happy decades to thirty acres of woodland, garden and pasture on the Quantock Hills. 

Nature Writing New
By: Jonny Meg(Author), Jonny Clothier(Author)
368 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Profile Books
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"Country Matters is a witty and often sharp celebration of the countryside, and reading it is like spending time with a favourite and well-read aunt (or uncle) whose wardrobe consists entirely of moleskin and waxed jackets. Here, the Clothiers have produced a highly readable and scrupulously balanced account of country life which this countryman found difficult to put to one side."
John Wright, author of The Forager's Calendar 

"A lovely, luminous compendium of rural lore, law and life, full of unexpected paths and explorations"
Bella Bathurst, author of Field Work

"A joyful companion with surprises and delights on every page"
Tristan Gooley, author of The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs

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