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The Lost Spells
  • ISBN: 9780241444641
  • Pages: 240
  • Dimensions: 132 x 184mm
  • Illustrations: Jackie Morris
  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
  • Binding: Hardback

The Lost Spells

Robert Macfarlane
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The Lost Spells is a pocket-sized treasure that introduces a beautiful new set of natural spell-poems and artwork by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.

Each spell conjures an animal, bird, tree or flower – from Barn Owl to Red Fox, Grey Seal to Silver Birch, Jay to Jackdaw – with which we share our lives and landscapes.

Moving, joyful and funny, The Lost Spells above all celebrates a sense of wonder, bearing witness to nature’s power to amaze, console and bring joy. Written to be read aloud, painted in brushstrokes that call to the forest, field, riverbank and also to the heart, The Lost Spells teaches the names of everyday species and summons back what is often lost from sight and care.

‘Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty’ Observer

‘Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic of language’ Jeanette Winterson



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