Reviewed in The Field in December 2008
'A poetic style that is laced with BB’s knowledgeable opinion on the natural
world. An early Christmas treat for all.'
Reviewed in Shooting Gazette in December 2008
'Whether finding old nests in winter hedgerows or searching Rockingham Forest for ancient monuments, it’s the author’s love of all things country that shines through.'
Reviewed in Shooting Times in November 2008
'Merlin Unwin has kept faith with the importance of design, giving this new edition enlarged print and a thoughtful layout. This collection of essays unlocks the secrets of the woods and fields and shows just what an acute observer of nature BB was.'
Reviewed in This England in December 2008
'A new generation can now enjoy the fine prose and fine drawings. An unsurpassed delight.'
Reviewed in The Countryman in November 2008
'He takes us through a personalised rural year in his easy, poetic style.'
Reviewed in Fieldsports Magazine in October 2008
'Merlin Unwin are to be congratulated for bringing this fine book back into print. For those who have never read this book, place your order now.'
Reviewed in Country Smallholding in November 2008
'This book is more relevant than ever for a new generation to read.'
Reviewed in Shooting & Conservation (BASC) in November 2008
'This classic work shows the inimitable BB at his best, taking us gently through the changing year. He evokes the magic of the countryside in a way that no other author can. It is a book that every true countryman will treasure and read again and again.'