A Last Wild Place
Seasons in the Wilderness
352 Pages, 5.1 x 7.7 in, 16pp color plates
- June 2021
- In Stock
Centred on different landscape elements – loch, woodlands and mountains –Tomkies describes the whole cycle of nature through the seasons in a harsh and testing environment of unrivalled beauty. Vivid colours and sounds fill the pages – exotic wild orchids, the roar of rutting stags, the territorial movements of foxes, otters and badgers, an oak tree being torn apart by hurricane-force gales. Nothing escapes his penetrating eye.
His extraordinary insights into the wildlife that shared his otherwise empty territory were not gained without perseverance in the face of perilous hazards, and the difficulties and challenges of life in the wilderness are a key part of this remarkable book.
'His writings opened the eyes and changed the lives of others' ~The Herald
A wilderness saga told by a true craftsman with honesty, fervour and an unerring eye for detail' ~Country Living