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(audio) Book Thoughts: Wonderland (Brett Westwood & Stephen Moss)

‘A year of Britain’s wildife day by day’


Title: Wonderland
Author/Narrator: Brett Westwood & Stephen Moss
Genre: Non-Fiction/ Nature
First published: 2017
Edition: Audio book & paperback, published in 2018

Nature is always full of surprises – whether it’s the strange behaviour of clothes moths or the gruesome larder of the strike. Distilling two lifetimes’ knowledge, expert insight and enthusiasm, award-winning authors and passionate naturalists Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss take us through the year, day by day, sharing the unexpected delights that we can experience in our skies, beaches, rivers, fields, forests and back gardens. There are all kinds of adventures waiting on your doorstep, any day of the year, all you need is Wonderland.


I love books about nature and this one is no exception. It does what it says on the tin. The two authors go through the year day to day and talk about a specific animal or plant, even a mushroom or two.

The daily entrees are often short, but they celebrate the life that can be found throughout the year. The authors also narrate the audio book and I loved hearing them talk about something they were clearly passionate about. It was a real pleasure.

It’s not very clear who wrote which bit, but I guess that did not really matter and did not take away from my enjoyment. It was a joy and the snippets of information very interesting. The subjects range from rare sightings to birds and plants we all have around our homes

If you like books about nature, and maybe specifically British flora and fauna, this is a book to try for sure

6 out of 7 stars


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