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Saturday 18th Nov 13.30 - 15.00 Abbot Hall Centre Buy Tickets

Jim Crumley - The Nature of Winter

Venture with Scottish nature writer Jim Crumley into our countryside and experience firsthand the chaos and the quiet solitude of nature’s rest period.

About 'The Nature of Winter':

The Nature of Winter is the result of thousands of hours of fieldwork covering encounters with golden eagles, red deer, swans, ravens, foxes, and a flock of snow buntings in a spectacular blizzard in the high Cairngorms. A strong undercurrent about climate change runs through the book, allied to a consideration of our relationship with nature and landscape, and calls into question the very future of winter itself.

In The Nature of Winter, Jim Crumley ventures into our countryside to experience firsthand the chaos and the quiet solitude of nature’s rest period. He bears witness to the lives of remarkable animals such as golden eagles, red deer and even whales as they battle intemperate weather and the turbulence of climate change.

The Nature of Winter will be published in September 2017 by Saraband Publishing.

Crumley's previous book The Nature of Autumn was Longlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2017. Here are reviews of his work:

“Breathtaking... is nature book is a delight...words that freshen and sparkle the everyday world and sprinkle warmth and colour into the heart of it.” Miriam Darlington, BBC Wildlife

“Jim Crumley soars with the eagles … virtuoso writing.” 
BBC Countryfile Magazine

“Enthralling and often strident.” Observer

About the event:

Jim Crumley will be joined on stage by Karen Lloyd, author of The Gathering Tide and The Blackbird Diaries. The duo will captivate you with their enduring fascination and deep love for nature. During winter, dark days of wild storms can give way to the perfect, glistening stillness of frost-encrusted winter landscapes – it is the stuff of wonder and beauty, of nature at its utmost.



Jim Crumley Jim Crumley

Jim Crumley is a nature writer, journalist and poet with some 30 books to his name and is a passionate advocate for Britain’s landscape and animals,

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