Greenery

‘Greenery’ begins in a midsummer in the middle of a winter. One December, in midsummer South Africa, Tim Dee watched swallows and those birds set him off on a journey in pursuit of the spring as it moves north, bringing swallows and all the other spring migrant birds out of Africa and into Europe.

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'A joyful, poetic hymn to spring... Dee is one of our greatest living nature writers' Observer

One December, in midsummer South Africa, Tim Dee was watching swallows. They were at home there, but the same birds would soon begin journeying north to Europe, where their arrival marks the beginning of spring.

Greenery recounts how Tim Dee tries to follow the season and its migratory birds, making remarkable journeys in the Sahara, the Straits of Gibraltar, Sicily, Britain, and finally by the shores of the Arctic Ocean in northern Scandinavia. On each adventure, he is in step with the very best days of the year - the time of song and nests and eggs, of buds and blossoms and leafing.

'A masterpiece... I can't imagine I'll ever stop thinking about it' Max Porter

'Fascinating, horizon-expanding, life-enhancing' Lucy Jones, author of Losing Eden

Additional information

Weight 293 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 24 mm
Author

Dee, Tim

Publisher

Vintage

Imprint

Vintage

Cover

Paperback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition

0

Dewey

598.07234 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K