My Natural History: The Animal Kingdom And How It Shaped Me
by Simon Barnes
In My Natural History Simon Barnes, like a modern-day Gerald Durrell, weaves together the story of his life via the animals and the natural encounters that have shaped it. From the greater horseshoe bat that transported Barnes from the dull classrooms of his youth, to the great whale which marked the moment he knew he was going to be a writer, from Himalayan Kingfishers in...more
Published by Short Books
(first published March 1st 2011)
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"I knew I would look at the world in a different way, understand life in a different way, live in a different way. I didn't know how or when or why: I didn't even care. All I knew was that I was back: back in a place I had never been before, back in a place I had never truly left." (p.117)