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.
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.