Simon Barnes was the Chief Sports Writer for The Times until 2014, having worked for the paper for 30 years. He is the author of many wild volumes, including the bestselling Bad Birdwatcher trilogy, Rewild Yourself and On The Marsh. He is a council member of World Land Trust, trustee of Conservation South Luangwa and patron of Save the Rhino. In 2014, he was awarded the Rothschild Medal for services to conservation. He lives in Norfolk with his family and horses, where he manages several acres for wildlife.
'Rewild Yourself turns the [nature writing] genre upside
down. Barnes tackles the issue of our disconnection with the wild
from a much more pragmatic angle. It is not the land that should be
rewilded, but us. This book has a spiritual, crusading
quality. He writes as an uncle would to his nieces or nephews,
encouraging them to enjoy his love of the outdoors... There is
something here for anyone who is captivated by nature and
wants to get closer... Essentially Rewild Yourself is about
learning to be part of nature. This is such a simple, clever
book.' -- Rosemary Goring * Herald *
'Barnes urges us to pay closer attention to the natural world, sharing 23 tips and techniques to help us all, wherever we live, to broaden our horizons and enjoy the wonders of nature.' * Daily Express *
'The perfect gift for both confirmed nature lovers, and those who want to discover the wild side...'
* Lancashire Post *