My book review of 'The Stubborn Light of Things' by Melissa Harrison

by Melissa Harrison
The Stubborn Light of Things
by Melissa Harrison

This is a collection of essays written by Melissa Harrison over a period of about six years, primarily for 'The Times' newspaper, charting her life and her love of nature in both city and countryside. 

Presented as a nature diary, tracking the seasons in urban and rural life, the book also recounts Melissa's own personal story moving from London to rural Suffolk.

The book complements the stunning, soothing, summery podcasts of the same name which Melissa posted throughout the early lockdown of 2020.

This is a beautiful and inspiring read which encourages us all to take better notice of our natural environment and, as we look and learn, so our appreciation and our understanding will grow and deepen, she says.

Something rather lovely to devour in one sitting and to dip into time and again!

Read my interview with Melissa here.

Date of this review: December 2020
Book publication date: 5th November 2020