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The Lost Spells is an audio treasure, a new collection of 'spells' - acrostic poetry and artwork - by writer Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris. For those who loved The Lost Words - this is its little sister.

Captivatingly read, calling to forest, field, riverbank, ocean and also to the heart, these 'spells' summon back what is often lost from sight and care. From Jay to Jackdaw, Oak to Barn Owl, Silver Birch to Grey Seal, they evoke the special spirit of each plant and creature. Above all, they celebrate a sense of wonder at nature's power to amaze, console and bring joy.

Across a bewitching natural soundscape by renowned wildlife recordist Chris Watson, readers Yrsa Daley-Ward, Johnny Flynn and Julie Fowlis bring the magic of both nature and language to listeners in an immersive and unique audio experience.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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"Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic of language." (Jeanette Winterson, Guardian

"Breathtaking, magical.... Jackie Morris has created something that you could spend all day looking at." (New Statesman

"Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty." (Observer

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Delightful. Thank you. Made good use of the audible format. Robert MacFarlane is always a good read.