Troubador Wanderings on the Wild Side

Released: 28/04/2019

ISBN: 9781789018202

Format: Hardback

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Wanderings on the Wild Side

A Natural History Diary

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Wanderings on the Wild side is an extensive collection of wonderful sightings of kingfishers, colourful butterflies, wild deer and beautiful wild flowers, covering 36 years of natural history.


The book comprises of dairy entries, which explore the local countryside in the early nineteen eighties. Wanderings around the local area, when the author was just eight years old, instilled in her a deep-rooted love of wild life, flora and fauna. The author recalls hearing the flock of lapwings calling, ”Peewit!” and watching them circling, twisting and turning in the blue skies far above.

Sketching and painting, also enjoyable activities from early childhood, enabled the author as a self-taught artist to try and capture the beauty of the landscape, where she walked so often, in the paintings as well as in the diary.

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Jane Harris

Jane Harris is married to John and they have two children, David and Mary, and six grandchildren. Jane taught English at a secondary school for many years. Now retired, Jane's love of art and natural history inspired her to set up her first solo art exhibition in 2014

and to write up her natural history diary,"Wanderings on the Wild Side.

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