Deep Country started off really well and I loved hearing about the set up of the cottage and the whole premise of living a simple, solitary life in the Welsh hills.

It’s admirable how passionate the author is about wildlife, but sadly after a while, Deep Country was largely a nature journal and it just stopped resonating with me. I enjoyed hearing about the landscapes, the weather, and his adventures, and the wildlife to an extent. But the pages and pages of descriptions of the behaviours of birds just lost me after a while. I would have liked to have heard more about the authors inner thoughts while living here and whilst there was some of this, most of it was a nature journal.

It’s a shame because if you’re really into birds, then Deep Country is probably a riveting read but for me it ended up being a skim read.

Personal rating: 2 stars


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