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an illustrated diary

Connect with the wildness of nature through this beautifully illustrated book…

The magical story of a year in a rewilded garden in the city

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what other writers are saying about the book:

“Utterly charming, and infectious in its enthusiasm. An inspiration to those seeking to connect more closely with the wildlife on their doorstep” - award-winning nature writer Neil Ansell

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“ A unique and beautifully observed book. Gerry has a wonderful gift in cooperation with the natural world and brings passion and presence to his writing.”

Malcolm Stern, Co-founder of Alternatives, psychotherapist and author

“This wonderful and beautiful book, full of enchanting storytelling and wonderful tips, helps you to rewild your garden and your life.”

Robert Holden, author of Higher Purpose and Happiness NOW!

“I warmly recommend you read this book and let yourself be carried away by the beauty of the small, anecdotal stories about everything that comes to live in a small city garden.”

Magnus Sylvén: Co-director, Global Rewilding Alliance

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