Win a set of Collins Nature Library books
The Collins Nature Library series are reissues of long-lost seminal nature works. The titles have been chosen by one of Britain’s best known and highly-acclaimed nature writers, Robert Macfarlane, who has also written new introductions that put these classics into a modern context.
Adventures Among Birds by W.H. Hudson is a manifesto for the life of birds. Hudson's experience of different forms of birdlife is prodigious, and he weaves a thousand small anecdotes together into a rallying call against indifference to the beauty of birds.
A Land is Jacquetta Hawkes’ seminal work, and a classic piece of British nature writing. It is the history of the shaping of Britain and its people from the first, lifeless, Pre-Cambrian rocks to the days of the ice-cream carton and the hydrogen bomb.
Nature Near London by Richard Jefferies is a collection of observational pieces from locations near London at the end of the 19th century. The depth of knowledge and of familiarity with particular places and particular species gives the impression that each small piece is the product of many years of observation.
This is an unmissable series for any fan of nature writing and natural history and you could win all three books, simply by answering this question:
Which of these common garden birds has the Latin name Erithacus rubecula?
c) Blue tit