The Peregrine by J. A. Baker audiobook

The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary Edition

By J. A. Baker
Read by David Attenborough

William The 4th 9780008216214
8.95 Hours Unabridged
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J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writing was first published in 1967. Greeted with acclaim, it went on to win the Duff Cooper Prize, the pre-eminent literary prize of the time. Luminaries such as Ted Hughes, Barry Lopez and Andrew Motion have cited it as one of the most important books in twentieth-century nature writing. Despite the association of peregrines with the wild, outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast, where J. A. Baker spent long winters looking and writing about the visitors from the uplands—peregrines that spend the winter hunting the huge flocks of pigeons and waders that share the desolate landscape with them. This new edition of the timeless classic, published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first publication, features an afterword by one of the book’s greatest admirers, Robert Macfarlane.

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Summary

J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writing was first published in 1967. Greeted with acclaim, it went on to win the Duff Cooper Prize, the pre-eminent literary prize of the time. Luminaries such as Ted Hughes, Barry Lopez and Andrew Motion have cited it as one of the most important books in twentieth-century nature writing.

Despite the association of peregrines with the wild, outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast, where J. A. Baker spent long winters looking and writing about the visitors from the uplands—peregrines that spend the winter hunting the huge flocks of pigeons and waders that share the desolate landscape with them.

This new edition of the timeless classic, published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first publication, features an afterword by one of the book’s greatest admirers, Robert Macfarlane.

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Editorial Reviews

The Peregrine should be known as one of the finest works on nature ever written.” BBC Wildlife

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Author Bio: J. A. Baker

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 8.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English