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Back to Nature: How to Love Life and Save It

October 7, 2020

Chris and Megan explore the wonder and solace of nature through personal stories, conservation and science.

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Amazing Animal Journeys

January 26, 2020

A beautiful, fact-filled picture book and a perfect introduction to the natural world for all young nature lovers. Stunningly illustrated by Jason Cockroft.

Amazing Animal Babies

January 25, 2020

Incredible baby animals begin their journey through life in this beautiful, fact-filled non-fiction picture book by Chris, stunningly illustrated by Jason Cockroft.

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar voted UK’s Favourite Nature Book

January 31, 2018

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar has been voted Britain’s favourite piece of nature writing in an online poll organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Facebook Live Q&A

April 8, 2017

Video of broadcast will be available shortly. Chris was celebrating the publication of #SparkleJar in paperback, answering questions live from the Hawk Conservancy Trust, Hampshire.

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir – Paperback

January 31, 2017

When he stole a young kestrel from its nest, he was about to embark on a friendship that would teach him what it meant to love, and that would change him forever.

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir – Hardback

April 24, 2016

In his rich, lyrical and emotionally exposing memoir, Chris brings to life his childhood in the 70s. Pervading his story is the search for freedom and meaning in a world that didn’t understand him.

The Secret Life of the Tawny Owl

November 23, 2015

An exceptional new DVD from David Culley who spent many challenging months alone each year filming 18 hours or more a day to capture the lives of a pair of Tawny Owls.

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A book to save a species

December 3, 2013

‘Barn Owl Conservation Handbook’ is the most complete and concise catalogue of techniques and practices used to protect the Barn Owl, both in captivity and in the wild.

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Fighting for Birds – 25 years in nature conservation

October 30, 2012

I started at the beginning and I read to the end without stopping and that, for me at least, is a rarity. But then Mark Avery is a rarity too as he has few, if any, equals in contemporary British conservation.

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