Virginia Barton

Much fancied alphabet of nature

If more people read books like this we might learn to take more care of the world we share with animals and plants – in the words of the Russian cosmonaut quoted in the Epilogue: “It’s a world that is – ‘small and fragile’”.

10 May 2013: For the birds

The robin became so tame he not only ate out of my hand in the garden but would sit on the kitchen table for his breakfast. Grated cheddar was his preference. Once I found him upstairs where he left a small dropping on my side of the bed!

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