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A Tiger in the Sand: Selected Writings on Nature

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In seven works of non-fiction, especially in Birders and the universally acclaimed Birds Britannica, Mark Cocker has established himself as one of the foremost writers on nature and wilderness. In his most lyrical work to date, he has drawn together the best of his writing on wildlife, mainly taken from columns for the Guardian and Guardian Weekly.

These carefully distilled
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 9th 2006 by Jonathan Cape
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Penny
Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This book is a collection of over a hundred articles taken mainly from Mark Cocker's columns in The Guardian and Guardian Weekly and spanning nearly 20 years. It's a book that could be dipped into as and when, although I happily read it right through.

The articles vary considerably in subject and location. Cocker's 'patch' is North Norfolk and he knows the area with an intimacy that must be very rare

However he does travel widely and the title of the book 'A Tiger in the Sand' comes from when h
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Louise Davy
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Drawn from his articles for The Observer and The Guardian, Mark Cocker's short essays and reflections are always thoughtful and never didactic.
Mike Sumner
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful collection of distilled articles by Mark Cocker, one of my favourite writers on nature and wilderness. The book contains over 100 articles originally published in The Guardian and Guardian Weekly during the nineties and noughties. This is a hugely varied and most enjoyable selection, the writing evincing qualities more usually associated with poetry than with prose. He covers the vast skies and wildlife riches of his home county of Norfolk along with stories of his encounters w ...more
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