Mark Cocker

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In 2019 I am looking forward to the paperback edition of Our Place, which has had the best critical reception of any of my books, except perhaps Birds and People in 2013.

 

I am also looking forward to a different kind of book tour to last year's, when I said 'yes' to everything. I ended up weaving across Britain, from the Isle of Man to Kent, from Dorset to Wigtown, Edinburgh and Grantown-on-Spey. But I already have some lovely events booked for 2019 including hosting a series of nature-themed talks in July as part of the Buxton International Festival.

A Claxton Diary (warmer yellow) Our Place full cover

Over the course of discussing and, latterly, collaborating on six book covers with the artist Jonathan Gibbs, Jonny has become a much-valued friend. Here's his latest for my latest. I am so thrilled. They get better each time and I also look forward to seeing the twelve woodcuts that will go inside. I can't wait for his spider! His art is the perfect accompaniment to what I hope - and believe - is a collection of my best writing on local wildlife. It comes out in July. 

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