Wild Green Wonders

Patrick Barkham

The collected writings from one of the nation’s most celebrated nature writers.

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Wild Green Wonders brings you a selection of twenty years’ worth of Patrick Barkham’s writings for the Guardian, and it bears witness to the great many changes imposed upon this planet and the challenges lying ahead for the future of nature.

From Norwegian wolves to protests against the HS2 rail, from peregrine falcons nesting by the Thames to Britain’s last lion tamer, Barkham paints an ever changing portrait of contemporary wildlife. This collection also presents thought-provoking interviews with conservationists, scientists, activists and writers such as Rosamund Young, Ronald Blythe and other eco-luminaries, including Sir David Attenborough and Brian May.

‘Siding with the planet is siding with the underdog, and this has motivated much of my journalism’, Barkham writes. Wild Green Wonders is his chronicle.


Patrick Barkham is the natural history writer for the Guardian. He is the author of The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands, Coastlines and Islander. His latest work is Wild Child: Coming Home to Nature. He has been shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize and twice for the Ondaatje Prize. He lives in Norfolk with his family. @patrick_barkham

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