Both of John Lewis-Stempel’s books have made it through to the short list, announced this morning, for the Wainwright Prize (see earlier post): The Running Hare (Doubleday) and Where Poppies Blow (Weidenfeld & Nicolson). The other five titles on the list are:
Love of Country by Madeleine Bunting (Granta)
The Otters’ Tale by Simon Cooper (William Collins)
Wild Kingdom by Stephen Moss (Vintage)
The January Man by Christopher Somerville (Doubleday)
The Wild Other by Clover Stroud (Hodder & Stoughton).
The winner will be announced on August 3 at an event in the National Trust Arena at the BBC’s Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace.