The Notebook of a Nature-lover
Foreword by Loetitia Williamson, illus. by Mick Loates, pp. 117, paperback, Henry Williamson Society, 1996
The Notebook of a Nature-lover recalls Devon as it was some eighty years ago. This enchanting anthology was originally written as a regular column for the Sunday Referee, and reflects Henry Williamson’s unique ability to communicate his understanding of and his passion for the English countryside, whether it be observing salmon and sea-trout leaping in the River Bray (his classic tale of Salar the Salmon was written during this same period), watching partridges in his field and a spider in its web, walking on Dartmoor and Exmoor, or tales of his young children exploring the natural world around them.
Early essays in the Sunday Referee series were collected in The Linhay on the Downs (1934), to which this now forms a perfect companion volume.