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Sacred Combe
Author: Simon Barnes

ISBN: 9781472914026
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 27 January 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5 x 2.6
Description:
Reflections on the natural world from one of our finest natural history writers

A special place, a place of your own, a secret garden where life is somehow more alive than it is outside. The place is wilder and yet kinder, the creatures that live here are less tame but somehow more confiding. It's both magical and holy. Call it Eden, Narnia, the secret garden: the need for such a place is part of the human condition.

I've sought it all my life, as Alice sought the locked-up garden after she had fallen down the rabbit-hole. But I did better than she: I found the key, I opened the door and walked through it. I entered the Luangwa Valley in Zambia, and nothing was ever the same again.

Simon Barnes is, without question, one of our finest natural history writers. The Enchanted Valley is the story of his relationship with the great imagined special place, and with the real Valley, where he awoke on his first night in camp to find elephants consuming the roof of his hut as a light snack. It is about our abiding longing for a wilder, less civilised life, and about fi...

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