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Paul Evans: Field Notes from the Edge

Born and bred in Much Wenlock, Paul Evans is best known as the author of the Guardian’s Country Diary. He is a naturalist, university lecturer, broadcaster of natural-history documentaries and award-winning dramas for Radio 4, and performance poet. He writes for publications including BBC Wildlife, Geographical, The National Trust Magazine and Country Living; and his work appears in many anthologies.

In his latest book, Field Notes from the Edge, he takes us on a journey through the in-between spaces of Nature – such as strandlines, mudflats, cliff tops and caves – where one wilderness is on the verge of becoming another and all things are possible. Here, Paul searches out wildlife and plants to reveal a Nature that is inspiring yet intimidating; miraculous yet mundane; part sacred space, part wasteland. It is here that we tread the edge between a fear of Nature’s dangers and a love of Nature’s beauty. Combining a naturalist’s eye for observation with a poet’s ear for the lyrical, Field Notes from the Edge confirms Paul Evans's place among our leading nature writers today.

We are very pleased to be hosting this book launch, at which Paul will be reading from Field Notes from the Edge and signing copies for guests.

Free. This promises to be a very popular evening, so please do contact us if you would like to be put on the guest list so that  we can be sure to accommodate you. Drinks and canapés will be served.

Earlier Event: June 5
Children's Storytime
Later Event: June 11
Poetry Breakfast