Renowned as one of birding's best story-tellers, Derek Moore takes a nostalgic journey through the past 70 years, recounting many highly entertaining tales, from huge falls of migrant birds engulfing his cricket pitch in the 1960s to heated run-ins with land owners and developers during the years when he was instrumental in establishing a network of key nature reserves along the coast of East Anglia and helping to shape the Wildlife Trusts into the force they are today.
"[...] This book is an interesting social history, illustrating how much freedom there was to develop one’s potential in the second half of the twentieth century. [...]"
- Graham Appleton, BTO book reviews
"Derek has made a difference and that is why he is a real hero and it's worth reading this book"
- Chris Packham
"'Dereks beliefs are passionate, his determination is steadfast, and his feelings are deep. He is on Nature's team, and Nature has reason to be grateful."
- Bill Oddie
"This is Derek Moore’s autobiography. I read it in a single sitting (admittedly it was quite a long journey, and I skipped some of the chapter on his foreign travels), which is almost unprecedented for me, the slowest of readers. [...] Unsurprisingly, ‘good stories’ abound; several of them made me laugh out loud [...] Seemingly typically for this publisher, this is a nicely produced hardback, which is sensibly priced."
- Roger Riddington, www.britishbirds.co.uk, 27-01-2014