In a single twelve-month cycle of daily writings Mark Cocker explores his relationship to the East Anglian landscape. Characterised by close observation of nature and all the living things around him, he writes with a depth of experience and a profound awareness of seasonal change and, more alarmingly, a result of the changing climate.
|Publisher||Jonathan Cape; 2014|
One night Mark Cocker followed the flock of rooks and jackdaws which regularly passed over his Norfolk home on their way to roost in the Yare valley. Step by step he uncovers the complexities of the birds' inner lives, the unforeseen richness hidden in the raucous crow song he calls 'our landscape made audible'. The result is a prose poem describing a landscape which we cohabit with thousands of other species, and these richly complex fellowships cannot be valued too highly.