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Hidden nature : a voyage of discovery / Alys Fowler.

By: Fowler, Alys.
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2017Description: 227 p. : 24 cm.ISBN: 9781473623033 : (ePub ebook) ; 9781473623002 : (hbk).Subject(s): Fowler, Alys -- Travel -- England -- West Midlands | Canals -- England | Natural history -- England -- West Midlands | West Midlands (England) -- Description and travelDDC classification: 914.2490486 Summary: Leaving her garden to the mercy of the slugs, the Guardian's award-winning writer Alys Fowler set out in an inflatable kayak to explore Birmingham's canal network, full of little-used waterways where huge pike skulk and kingfishers dart. Her book is about noticing the wild everywhere and what it means to see beauty where you least expect it. What happens when someone who has learned to observe her external world in such detail decides to examine her internal world with the same care? Beautifully written, honest and very moving, Hidden Nature is also the story of Alys Fowler's emotional journey and her coming out as a gay woman: above all, this book is about losing and finding, exploring familiar places and discovering unknown horizons. Provided by the Publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions July 2017
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Leaving her garden to the mercy of the slugs, the Guardian's award-winning writer Alys Fowler set out in an inflatable kayak to explore Birmingham's canal network, full of little-used waterways where huge pike skulk and kingfishers dart.

Her book is about noticing the wild everywhere and what it means to see beauty where you least expect it. What happens when someone who has learned to observe her external world in such detail decides to examine her internal world with the same care?

Beautifully written, honest and very moving, Hidden Nature is also the story of Alys Fowler's emotional journey and her coming out as a gay woman: above all, this book is about losing and finding, exploring familiar places and discovering unknown horizons. Provided by the Publisher.

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