Caught by the River

My House of Sky: the life of J. A. Baker

25th July 2017

J. A. Baker’s The Peregrine, much loved by our readers and contributors alike, is considered one of the most influential nature books of the twentieth century. Hailed by Robert Macfarlane as “a masterpiece of the literature of place”, The Peregrine is treasured and acclaimed by many, yet very little has emerged about its author since the book’s publication 50 years ago.

With its title inspired by a fragment of J.A. Baker’s writing discovered in the archive, My House of Sky by Hetty Saunders will be the first ever biography of J. A. Baker. Little Toller have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help cover the costs of publishing the book – and have nearly reached their target, with 36 days to go – but they’re not there yet!

To find out more about the project and help them get over the line, click here.