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Luminous intensity' Daily Mail 'A poetic insight in the world of hidden Nature' Countryman 'Stalking sharpens the senses and there is an almost hallucinatory clarity to Elford's writing' Observer 'Refreshingly unsentimental Contains some wonderful descriptions and sentences which are so profound they demand a second reading' Sunday Express Colin Elford is a forest ranger on the DorsetWiltshire border Craig Taylor is the author of Return to Akenfield and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain and the editor of the magazine Five Dia. A decent enough light read but I felt the writing was forcibly detailed like the writer was trying to get every descriptive word possible into a sentence just for the sake of it Made it hard going

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A Year in the WoodsColin Elford's A Year in the Woods is an enthralling journey into the heart of the English countryside with a preamble from Craig Taylor Colin Elford spends his days alone alone but for the deer the suirrels the rabbits the birds and the many other creatures inhabiting the woods From the crisp cold of January through the promise of spring and the heat of summer and then into damp autumn and the chill winds of winter we accompany the forest ranger as he goes about his work stalking in the early morning darkness putting an injured. Do you like that bit in the guardian where they talk about the country and the changing of the seasons Do you harbour a desire to learn about shooting deer Not so much Probably skip this one Not my thing

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A Year in the Woods Read & download Ê 102 ´ Colin Elford's A Year in the Woods is an enthralling journey into the heart of the English countryside with a preamble from Craig Taylor Colin Elford spends his days alone alone but for the deer the suirrels the rabbits the birds and the many other creatures inhabiting the woods From the crisp coFallow buck out of its misery watching stoats kill a hare observing owls and simply being a part of the outdoors Colin Elford immerses himself in the richly diverse and uniue landscapes of Britain existing in rhythm with natural environments For fans of Robert Macfarlane's Landmarks Helen Macdonald's H is for Hawk orJames Rebanks' A Shepherd's Life Colin's rare and uplifiting journey will unveil the true nature and beauty of Britain's countryside 'This is nature for real Elford describes woodland wonders in short paragraphs of. I thought the book was well written though I guess the journal format didn't augur well for the overall impact of the work While I understand the rationale behind culling there were times when I thought a tranuilizer dart for example the doe caught by a leftover nylon thread on a tree would suffice; the culling also comes across as repetitive even when Colin Elford also repetitively convey the message that even rangers have conscience Maybe I also expected a lot other wildlife to participate in the journal apart from deer fallow doe deer fallow doe deer fallow doe There's promise in Colin's writing of butterflies and birds but they're sadly outweighed heavily by the culling accounts