The Natural World – 3 of Our Bestsellers



Three of our of bestselling books about the natural world – new nature writing at its best. A beautiful gift for any reader with a love of the great outdoors.

  • The Wild Life of the Fox by John Lewis-Stemple
  • Underland by Robert McFarlane
  • H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

This book bundle comes beautifully wrapped at no additional charge.

Unless you specify otherwise on purchase, all three books will be wrapped as one package in Christmas-themed paper.


The Wild Life of the Fox by John Lewis-Stemple

Exploring a long and sometimes complicated relationship, The Wild Life of the Fox captures our love – and sometimes loathing – of this magnificent creature in vivid detail and lyrical prose.

The latest book by one of our finest nature writers. ‘John Lewis-Stempel’s ability to understand and translate what is lyrical, human and magical about the natural world makes his books such a pleasure to read. Jacqui – Manager, Gerrards Cross.

Underland by Robert McFarlane

In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland’s glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet’s past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power.

‘Macfarlane has invented a new kind of book, really a new genre entirely’ The Irish Times. ‘He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation.’ Wall Street Journal.

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

A powerful and profound mediation on loss expressed through the challenges of training a goshawk. As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic books. Years later, when her father died and she was struck deeply by grief, she became obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk.

She bought Mabel for £800 on a Scottish quayside and took her home to Cambridge, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals. This is a book about memory, nature and nation, and how it might be possible to reconcile death with life and love.

‘Dazzling… Deeply affecting, utterly fascinating and blazing with love and intelligence.’ Financial Times. ‘The writing is excellent: vivid and evocative in its description of landscape and nature, informative and engaging on falconry itself. Ultimately though, it is Macdonald’s relationship with Mabel which forms the beating heart of this book.’ Jacqui – Manager, Gerrards Cross