dovegreyreader is a bad, bad lady. She is currently reading a whole load of nature books, and makes them sound like the most wonderful things ever committed to print, and as I am the most easily influenced person in West Ealing, I have put most of them and more on my amazon wishlist. The first one I bought was this, Adam Nicolson's Sea Room, about his love affair the islands he owns (!) in the Hebrides, near Lewis.
Part history, part biography, part geological survey, the book is amazing. I finished it a few days ago, and I love it. I'm ashamed that I'd never heard of Adam Nicholson before, which considering that he is the grandson of Vita Sackville-West is a bit shocking. His father was very rude about the D of E in a dispatch, and now I know more about him, his name is cropping up every where.
Such a wonderful book, and I look forward to reading some more of his things, and to having a bash at the rest of the books on the list.