Otters Return to the River

"I know very well what it is to work with nature, work that must be done alone. That is why I think it was so courageous of them both to have Anna Levin tagging along with her eagle eye and her notebook. But I am very glad they pulled it off. In clean, unfussy prose as crisp as the photographs, Anna has caught the master at his trade and the rippling River Tweed and its lissom otters, and blended them together in these pages so that we can all be out there, with the dew forming on Laurie's long vigils, silent as snow, watching, watching..."

Sir John Lister-Kaye


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Books & Guidebooks

I have written and co-written a number of books and guidebooks, as listed below. I'm currently working on new book proposals with photographer Laurie Campbell, and on a children's series about wildlife watching – will keep you posted!


I have a strong sense of the shape of story and a feeling for style and consistency in language. As well as editing for a number of leading environmental charities, I have edited and co-edited the following books and publications.