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Description - Hidden Nature by Alys Fowler

'An emotional and compelling memoir, that left me inspired, both by her bravery in transforming her life, and by the unexpected beauty she finds along the way' Countryfile Magazine

'Fowler beautifully exposes her emotional fragility while also celebrating the unloved nature of buddleia, herons and even the water rats who take refuge among the locks.' i paper

'Fowler captures the beauty of the canal's dishevelled, neglected condition...' Times Literary Supplement

'Thoughtful and heartbreakingly honest ...Beautiful' Press Association

'An astounding memoir' Gay Star News

'Hidden Nature is one of the most thrilling things I've read in a long time' Waterways World

'She writes wonderfully about the species that have carved out a place for themselves amid the discarded shopping trolleys, condom packets and industrial waste' Guardian

'This candid book is as much about mapping the heart as it is about mapping the paths of waterways. Lovely.' Simple Things

'A beautiful memoir' Good Housekeeping

'Gentle, brave and acutely observant' Woman's Weekly

Leaving her garden to the mercy of the slugs, the Guardian's award-winning writer Alys Fowler set out in an inflatable kayak to explore Birmingham's canal network, full of little-used waterways where huge pike skulk and kingfishers dart.

Her book is about noticing the wild everywhere and what it means to see beauty where you least expect it. What happens when someone who has learned to observe her external world in such detail decides to examine her internal world with the same care?

Beautifully written, honest and very moving, HIDDEN NATURE is also the story of Alys Fowler's emotional journey and her coming out as a gay woman: above all, this book is about losing and finding, exploring familiar places and discovering unknown horizons.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781473623026
ISBN-10: 1473623022
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 130mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alys Fowler

Alys Fowler is an award winning journalist and passionate gardener. She is the author of several books and writes a weekly column on gardening for Guardian Weekend magazine. She lives in Birmingham.

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