The Lost Words


Twenty words describing natural subjects ‘lost’ to the Oxford Junior Dictionary, have been collected, described and celebrated in this awesome, glorious work. A labour of love for noted academician and writer, Dr Robert Macfarlane and painter Jackie Morris, ‘The Lost Words‘ is audacious and celebratory. Every part of the project, from the lush gold lustred pages, to the illustrated text, the whirling, swirling verse, the deep, keen paintings, the A3 size, the dedicated binding, is careful and respectful.

This wonderful book deserves to be chattered about by the magpies, sung by the larks and dazzled by the kingfisher, but most of all to be loved and read by us, the British public. We recommend it to all readers, of all ages.


The Lost Words

A Spell Book

Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

(Hamish Hamilton)

The Lost Words‘ is a testament to the wonder and wildness of British nature. This incomparable salute of descriptive verse, illustrative text and glorious paintings ¬†deserves to be in every home, for every reader to linger over and love.

A percentage from the sale of each title is donated to Action for Conservation, a charity dedicated to inspiring young people to take action for the natural world and the next generation of conservationists. 


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