Richard Mabey is the godfather of contemporary nature writing, author of some thirty books, including the ground-breaking Food for Free, Flora Britannica, Beechcombings and the prize-winning memoir Nature Cure. In this event, he celebrates his pioneering and now classic The Unofficial Countryside. Published in 1973, the book takes a highly original journey through the crumbling city docks, canals and overgrowing bombsites of London, to discover the extraordinary resilience of nature against the odds. Richard is joined by Iain Sinclair – poet, essayist, filmmaker and author of Downriver and London Orbital – to discuss the edgelands and liminal places of our cities and suburbs.
Part of Little Toller Books series for Nature Unwrapped