|Pages/Publication Date:||288 / 2015|
The night is a period of rest and relaxation, although it is also the time when deeds that are best hidden by a cloak of darkness are carried out—and yet that same darkness can protect the innocent from the predator. Dixe Wills offers this account of a journey around Britain sampling all that the night has to offer—the sights, the sounds, the smells, the people, the animals. Ten chapters discover the nocturnal worlds of Cornwall, Devon, Skomer, Snowdonia, Cumbria, Scotland, and of course London. A quirky, amusing exploration, this book is also a lyrical reflection on our relationship with the hours of darkness, and Wills includes tips on finding your way by the moon and the stars, while discussing wildlife and natural history.
"A hugely enjoyable book. Dixe Wills is on fine form."—Tristan Gooley