Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for UK Nature Writing Prize 2022
The Instant explores the cycles of the moon, the flight paths of migratory birds, the mesmerizing power of Neolithic stonework and the trails followed by a generation who exist online.
Wishing to leave behind the quiet isolation of her Orkney island life, Amy Liptrot – author of The Outrun – books a one-way flight to Berlin. Searching for new experiences, inspiration and love, she rents a loftbed in a shared flat, tours the streets, nightclubs and parks, and seeks out the city’s wildlife – goshawks, raccoons and hooded crows. She looks for love through the screen of her laptop and hopes for the unexpected. This comes in the form of a love affair that obsesses her.
The Green Notebook
It might be irresponsible to recommend Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy (1964) to youngsters today, with its sulky, unrepentant heroine who snoops on neighbours and whose notebook entries result...Read more