The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

I’m delighted to say that good friend Caspar Henderson’s Book of Barely Imagined Beings, an account of some of the most extraordinary creatures in nature, is finally being published this week by Granta Books. Having known and adored the book since it was in manuscript form, and having heard Caspar present the finished version this summer at the Wilderness Festival, I can honestly say it is one of the most beautiful and necessary books on natural history to be published in recent years. Warm, lucid, scholarly, yet overflowing with mystery and wonder: it cannot be savored long or often enough. An early review from Stuart Kelly in the Scotsman is available here: congratulations to Caspar and to everyone who had a hand in this wonderful work.

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