From two bestselling and award-winning writers on landscape comes a luminously illustrated meditation on our relationship with the natural world and each other through four unprecedented seasons and a global pandemic.
Rob Cowen is an award-winning writer, hailed as one of the UK's most original voices on nature and place. His book, Common Ground was shortlisted for the Portico, Richard Jefferies Society and Wainwright Prizes and voted one of the nation's favourite nature books on BBC Winterwatch. His poems have featured on Caught By The River and in Letters to the Earth (Harper Collins). He lives in North Yorkshire.
Nick Hayes is a writer, illustrator and print-maker. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller, The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us (Bloomsbury; 2020). He has published graphic novels with Jonathan Cape and worked for many renowned titles. He has exhibited across the country, including at the Hayward Gallery. He lives in London.
"So powerful, and rich, and true. Every line in The Heeding feels freshly discovered, full of urgency and clarity. This is an exceptionally moving and beautiful book."
– Nick Drake, poet and author of Out of Range
"So vivid [...] A call out to our elemental relationship with love and nature. Beautiful."
– Willem Dafoe