Patrick Barkham

Publications

Coastlines

Badgerlands

The Butterfly Isles

Overview

Patrick Barkham was born in 1975 in Norfolk and was educated at Cambridge University. He is a National History writer for the Guardian where he has worked for the last 10 years, reporting on everything from the Iraq War to climate change.

His first book, The Butterfly Isles, was shortlisted for the 2011 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje prize. His most recent book, Badgerlands, was hailed by Chris Packham as "a most read for all Britain's naturalists" and was shortlisted for both the 2014 RSL Ondaatje Prize and the inaugural Wainwright Prize for Nature and Travel Writing.

His next book, Coastlines, will be published by Granta Books in April 2015, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the National Trust's campaign to save the British coast.


Events

13/05/2015, 6.30PM

Patrick Barkham ‘Ladies, Dukes and Emperors: the magic and mystery of Britain’s rare butterflies

For this event entitled 'Ladies, Dukes and Emperors: the magic and mystery of Britain's rare butterflies' Patrick Barkham draws from his first book 'The Butterfly Isles' where he tells of his journey around the countryside in search of all 59 native species of British butterfly in one summer. Together with a butterfly keeper and a conservationist the talk will take place on site at ZSL London Zoo and include access to Butterfly Paradise. Patrick Barkham is a Natural History Writer for The Guardian and the author of Coastlines, Badgerlands and The Butterfly Isles. Chaired by ZSL Zoological director David Field
ZSL London, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY
tickets.zsl.org

14/05/2015, 4.00PM - 5.00PM

Patrick Barkham discusses 'Coastlines' at the Fowey Festival of Words and Music

From one of the most widely admired of the new generation of nature writers, Guardian journalist Patrick Barkham gives a portrait of the British coastline in his latest book Coastlines - The Story of Our Shore, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Enterprise Neptune, the National Trust's campaign to protect and preserve our coastal heritage. Featuring wonderful accounts of national coastal treasures this beautifully illustrated talk offers fresh perspective on what it means to live in a land that is 'more edge than middle'.
The Fowey Town Hall, South Street, Fowey, PL23 1AR
www.crbo.co.uk

11/05/2015

Patrick Barkham discusses 'Coastlines' at Golden Cap, Dorset


Golden Cap, Golden Cap Estate, Morecombelake, Bridport, Dorset

30/04/2015

Patrick Barkham discusses 'Coastlines' at The Book Hive


The Book Hive, 55 London Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1HL

21/05/2015, 7.30PM

Patrick Barkham discusses 'Coastlines' at Simply Books

We are excited to welcome Guardian Features Writer Patrick Barkham back to Simply Books for 'Coastlines: The Story Of Our Shore'. Patrick is one of the nation's leading nature writers ('The Butterfly Isles'; 'Badgerlands'). In this new book, published on the 50th anniversary of the National Trust's Enterprise Neptune campaign to protect and preserve our coastal heritage, Patrick gives us a beguiling portrait of the British coastline - told through a series of walks beside the sea, weaving together fascinating tales about every aspect of our coast. Witty, informed, engaging and thoroughly entertaining - this is an evening not to be missed.
Simply Books, 228 Moss Lane, Bramhall, Cheshire, SK7 1BD
www.simplybooks.info

22/05/2015, 7.30PM

The Hansens Conversation: Patrick Barkham in conversation with Mike Dilger

Patrick Barkham was born in 1975 in Norfolk and was educated at Cambridge University. He is a National History writer for the Guardian where he has worked for the last 10 years, reporting on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. His first book, The Butterfly Isles, was shortlisted for the 2011 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje prize. His most recent book, Badgerlands, was hailed by Chris Packham as "a must read for all Britain's naturalists" and was shortlisted for both the 2014 RSL Ondaatje Prize and the inaugural Wainwright Prize for Nature and Travel Writing. His next book, Coastlines, will be published by Granta Books in April 2015, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the National Trust's campaign to save the British coast. Screen Shot 2015-02-14 at 18.09.11Mike Dilger is a passionate naturalist who has birded, botanized and entomologised in a huge range of countries, accumulating along the way an unparalleled expertise of British and South American wildlife. He briefly held the Guinness World Record for "The Most Snails on the Face in One Minute". At 37, the record was claimed in Covent Garden on the set of The One Show in 2009, before being beaten later that year. At the Rutland Birdfair he beat all other wildlife presenters to become Wild Brain of Britain 2010 and 2011. He was in a team of Celebrity Eggheads, which beat the 'real Eggheads' in 2011 and featured for the University of Nottingham on Celebrity University Challenge in 2013.
The Jubilee Family Centre, Aylsham, Norwich Road, Alysham, NR11 6JG
www.ticketsource.co.uk





 
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