The Stubborn Light of Things: A Nature Diary, by Melissa Harrison (Faber 2020)

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Melissa Harrison is one of Englands leading nature writers, through her three novels, one other nature book, and the anthologies she has collected. This book, covering 2014 to 2020, is compiled from entries in her Nature Notebook column in The Times, and follows her observations in London, and later in a Suffolk village. She writes evocatively, with heart and sensitivity, it's honest and moving, and beautifully packaged, with line drawings. A lovely book.