Framing Nature has landed!

September 20, 2020

Framing Nature is on its way to a bookshop near you! On this page you'll find all the information you need if you're thinking about buying it, or if you are a bookseller, reviewer or journalist.

British wildlife 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. In Framing Nature, he describes his encounters with wildlife in exquisite language and vivid detail – from the magnificent white-tailed eagles of Orkney and Mull to the fascinating world of ants and crickets on the southern heaths. This is a book about the complexity and vulnerability of nature, and the unexpected connections between people and wildlife.

While his writing builds on decades of experience as a leading conservationist, this is literary non-fiction at its finest and Laurence’s passion shines from every page.


Try before you buy!

Download a free 18-page excerpt (pdf) from Framing Nature – conservation and culture

Introductory chapter Themes free to download as a pdf

Another short extract has been published in the Ink Cap Journal. This essay-within-an-essay is from chapter nine (Nightingale) and is on the ancient practice of woodland coppicing.


Free to download – a long-read essay Extinction – who cares? based on edited excerpts from Framing Nature


Almost every one of Rose’s pages are deep sourced and expertly informed, but also enamoured of their subjects, with every one being locally witnessed, and beautifully placed.

Read Laurence Rose’s book; it will be worth your time.

Tim Dee, author, writing in Caught by the River

Book of the Month – November

…this excellent, highly readable book…

…his keen gaze takes in all sorts of details, making this a fascinating read for anyone with any interest in the natural world.

Essential reading for birdwatchers and conservationists alike.

Bird Watching Magazine, November 2020

Heed Rose’s call to reconnect with the living world around us.

Saga Magazine, November 2020
Saga magazine (227,000 subscribers)

A rare combination of beautiful writing, deep love and expert knowledge of nature/conservation in its wider literary and cultural context. Nature writing at its very best.

Steve Ely, poet

I enjoyed Laurence’s previous book, The Long Spring, and if you did too, I reckon you’ll enjoy this one as the writing is just as fine, but I think that this book is even better, or even more to my taste, as it’s even more thought-provoking.

Mark Avery, conservationist, campaigner and blogger

[gives] full rein to Rose’s lyrical prose

Mark Cocker, New Statesman


Distribution to retailers is handled by Cordee Ltd.

Available in most independent and chain bookshops, online booksellers, from the publisher and direct from the author.

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