What better way to provide a respite from our hectic modern lives than to squeeze in a read about the natural world around us.
About this event
The Ireland Reads campaign celebrates reading and all the benefits it can have for wellbeing and enjoyment. What better way to provide a respite from our hectic modern lives than to squeeze in a read about the natural world around us. Join author, historian and naturalist Michael Fewer for this talk on the best books in which to escape into nature!
From childhood, books and writings on aspects of our natural world can be a great joy to us all, and can send us on many explorations of our rich and varied landscape of coasts, plains and mountains. In this talk Michael will examine some of the works that inspired him, from the eloquence of William Wordsworth to Robert Macfarlane’s enthralling descriptions of the wild, but not forgetting our own Michael Viney, Niall Mac Coitir, and Eanna Ní Lamhna.
Michael Fewer's first book was published in 1988,. Since then there have been a further twenty three including his most recent titles: A Natural year (1920) and JB Malone (2021). He has also produced more than 400 illustrated magazine and newspaper articles, and is an Irish Times columnist.
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