The Lost Words is a gorgeous object, a wonderful thing to hold and behold, and it is a trove of wordplay and artistry. It reminds me of the times I've been closest to nature, and to the natural world, the headline moments that stand out in my memory, like beacons. So I tell the story of an encounter with an eagle, as close as I ever want to be to one in the wild, and an owl in the antipodes. And there's a poem about a newt, the lion of the pond, and the predator you didn't know your garden had. But most of all there's a book, a big, inviting, beautiful book that we all should own and cherish and adore. A masterpiece of words and illustration and a joy from start to finish.
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