‘The Peregrine,’ read by Sir David Attenborough

The previous blog post mentioned J.A. Baker’s 1967 book ‘The Peregrine’ which is considered a classic of nature writing.  The book was re-printed for its 50th anniversary in 2017 and is as relevant today as it was when originally published.  Part behavioural knowledge through careful observation, part wonder and awe, the book is an evocative description of watching Peregrines in the big skies of his coastal patch over the course of 7 months.  It is beautifully written.

Blog reader sydsycamore pointed out that the book featured on Radio 4 as Book of the Week late last year, read by none other than Sir David Attenborough.  Baker’s stirring account and lyrical language delivered perfectly in Sir David’s soothing and familiar tones.  The 9 episodes are available on BBC Sounds website and App until December   https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07xhbdk

I urge readers to both buy the book and the download the podcast.  Thanks Syd!


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