My next book, entitled Irreplaceable, will be published by Hamish Hamilton and Penguin Books in spring 2019. The book celebrates those imperilled places and wild species that are increasingly vanishing from our world, as well as telling the stories of the extraordinary resistance to their loss, the vital and inspiring engagement of those people who live and work amidst them. Whether it’s threatened ancient woodlands or urban meadows, vast marshlands or relict prairies, their stories are ones of defiance rather than elegy, honouring wonder, connections and community in the face of immense loss, the sustaining ties forged between people, nature and place. I’ll be updating this page as soon as the book’s cover and other details are finalised in the run-up to publication.