The Lost Words | Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
The Lost Words is a beautiful book, a celebration of words from the natural world that were omitted from the Oxford Junior Dictionary in 2015 in favour of technical terms such as broadband, has provoked an extraordinary reaction. Described as a book of nature-summoning spells rather than poems, and exquisitely illustrated by Jackie Morris, Robert Macfarlane gently restores the missing words – acorn, blackberry, bluebell, conker, kingfisher. Winner of BAMB most beautiful book 2017, Hay Festival book of the year and the Sunday Times top 10 bestseller, this book stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. A proportion of the profits go to Action for Conservation, a charity that works with ‘disadvantaged and socially excluded children and is dedicated to inspiring young people to take action for the natural world’.
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