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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 26.1 October 2014

Richard Jefferies

By - John Price

(John) Richard Jefferies (1848–1887) was very well known for his evocative and honest writing on rural life, agriculture and natural history in the second half of the 19th century. His work is not so widely known and appreciated now, but a modern appraisal of his output reveals him to be very much a pioneer in many aspects of our later ecological approach to nature.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of the first posthumous collection of Richard Jefferies’ essays, published by his widow in 1889 under the title Field and Hedgerow. It contains 29 essays, none of them printed in book form before, which cover a broad range of topics. 

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist