Laurence Rose

Writer and Conservationist

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Framing Nature

Conservationist Laurence Rose spent two years exploring the cultural roots of our relationship with the rest of nature in order to map out its future. From the magnificent white-tailed eagles of Orkney and Mull to the fascinating world of ants and crickets on the southern heaths, he describes his encounters with wildlife in exquisite language and vivid detail. Pre-order your copy from 1 July at a discounted price, up until release date on 1 October

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Framing Nature: otter

The otter is a symbol of hope for conservationists. Once lost from much of Britain, it has bounced back.

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About Laurence

Laurence Rose is a writer, conservationist and composer. He has worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds since 1983, and since 2017 has helped run a £7 million species recovery project, Back from the Brink. His recent book The Long Spring was published by Bloomsbury in March 2018.

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Framing Nature

Conservationist Laurence Rose spent two years exploring the cultural roots of our relationship with the rest of nature in order to map out its future. From the magnificent white-tailed eagles of Orkney and Mull to the fascinating world of ants and crickets on the southern heaths, he describes his encounters with wildlife in exquisite language and vivid detail.

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The Long Spring

Laurence Rose explains why he wrote The Long Spring:  "I spent the spring of 2016 examining the joints between nature, culture and conservation, and the vital sense of place that cements them together, and that crumbles when they crumble.

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Rose is excellent on the science that underpins our understanding of migration, but if he is an environmentalist by profession he is a musician by vocation. His ear for the sounds of birds is exceptional, while his ability to render their spring songs in precise language is among the foremost pleasures of the book.

Mark Cocker

Author and conservationist

No book has made me want to sprout wings and fly quite like Laurence Rose’s modern classic as it chronicles nature’s progress from winter slumber to verdant awakening in language so beautiful it sings.

Stuart Winter

Journalist

As a detailed primer to the world above our heads, The Long Spring makes for an inspiring, eye-opening read.

Oliver Balch

Reviewer

May 2020

Beethoven 250

“No-one can love nature as much as I do,” said Beethoven, who was born on or about 16th December 2020. ...

Throughout 2020

Gilbert White 2020

It is Gilbert White’s Tercentenary in 2020 and I will be playing my part in the celebrations. As well as...

Pictish eagle stone
Publication 2020

The next book

It has taken a few months longer than planned, but by the New Year I will have finished the manuscript of my current book.

Current projects

I am currently writing and researching a new book, planning a research visit to India and working on various collaborations with other artists who are inspired by nature.

Framing Nature: otter

The otter is a symbol of hope for conservationists. Once lost from much of Britain, it has bounced back.

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Framing Nature: fox

My forthcoming new book will include portrait essays of nine species. Together they tell the story of our relationship with the rest of nature.

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Lockdown dawn chorus

This morning (4 May) I went out into a drizzly dawn to listen to the defining sounds of the spring dawn - and to read my latest work in progress to the birds.

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My next book

I am pleased to confirm details of my forthcoming book, to be launched in the autumn

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Letters from Gilbert: 3

On this day in 1771 Gilbert White, whose 300th anniversary we celebrate this year, was thinking about migration. Exactly 245 years later I visited his home on my own spring journey.

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Letters from Gilbert: 2

Gilbert White was the first modern nature writer, and his studies of less well-known species like the field cricket leave a lasting legacy.

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Letters from Gilbert: 1

Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne takes the form of 110 letters, 66 of which were addressed to Daines...

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Gilbert White 2020

It is Gilbert White's tercentenary year in 2020.

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