For the Cornflower Book Group's March book I've chosen a memoir. Nature Cure is by Richard Mabey, Britain's foremost nature writer, and is "the story of a rite of passage - from sickness into health, from retreat into curiosity. It is about the adventure of learning to fit again. Having left the cosseting woods of the Chiltern hills for the open flatlands of Norfolk, Richard Mabey finds exhilaration in discovering a whole new landscape. He writes about the changing seasons in prose so exact and so beautiful that every sentence delights the reader... Structured as intricately as a novel, a joy to read, truthful, exquisite and questing, Nature Cure is a book of hope ..."
You'll find the opening passage of the book here, and I hope it will catch your attention and that the memoir's subject matter and Richard Mabey's style will appeal.
As regards availability, bookshops and libraries should have it, there is a Kindle edition, Amazon US stocks this rather expensive edition or this cheaper one via third party sellers, and The Book Depository has it at a very reasonable price and will ship it anywhere in the world post-free.
Next weekend we'll be talking about Iain Pears' whopper of a historical whodunnit An Instance of the Fingerpost, but let's reconvene to discuss Nature Cure from Saturday, 30th. March. I hope you'll join us.