Macfarlane and Morris create 'ambitious' successor to The Lost Words

posted on 15 May 2019


Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have begun “an even more ambitious and necessary project” than the publishing phenomenon The Lost Words for Hamish Hamilton, entitled The Book of Birds: A Field Guide to Wonder and Loss.

Scheduled for spring 2022 as “a natural successor” to The Lost Words, The Book of Birds will be “a new kind of field guide combining images and words to celebrate the nearly 70 species of birds currently in severe decline in the UK”. Like The Lost Words, which sold 116,000 copies for £1.8m, according to Nielsen BookScan, Macfarlane will write the text while Morris will create the illustrations. 

Read the full article on this link to The Bookseller