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Mark Cocker

Mark Cocker is an author, naturalist and environmental activist who writes on nature and wildlife in a variety of national media. His ten books include works of biography, history, literary criticism and memoir. His latest are Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet (2014) and Birds and People (Jonathan Cape), which have been shortlisted for five literary prizes. For the last 35 years his home has been in Norfolk, where much of his free time is devoted to the restoration of a small wooded fen called Blackwater Carr and all its thousands of wild inhabitants.

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