A follow up, of sorts, to Hayes 'The book of Trespass', which raised awareness of our exclusion from over 90% of the land and waterways of England. 'The Trespasser's Companion' is his guide to reclaiming our seemingly lost connection to the countryside and re-establishing our relationship with it - a move from facts to action.
Hayes forwards a caring approach, one that is built on learning and nurturing and one that ultimately benefits both nature and humankind. Throughout the book other voices are heard, those of farmers, land workers, authors, environmentalists and activists, each contributing personal stories that, at heart, display a deep connection to nature and what it means to them.
This beautifully published and portable hardback feels like an antique travel guide with a rebellious heart beating at its centre, and, as in his previous book, Hayes' exquisite woodcut illustrations scattered throughout bring the pages to vivid life.
Size: 234 x 135mm