This first biography of the acclaimed and enigmatic naturalist, J. A. Baker, author of The Peregrine, has a foreword by Robert Macfarlane and an afterword by John Fanshawe.
Hetty Saunders was first introduced to J. A. Baker and the Baker Archive as a literature postgraduate at the University of Cambridge. She was instantly captivated by the astounding prose of Baker’s first book, The Peregrine, and the mysterious life of its author. Complete with Baker’s notebooks, journals and annotated maps, this new book also has a photo essay by Christopher Matthews, and original artwork by the stone carver Jo Sweeting.