It's when I read poetry like this that I realise I will never be a writer. "Winged" by James Roberts was purchased on a whim simply because I love the subject, wild birds. Little did I know what a treasure was waiting to pop throw my letterbox. Beautifully printed on high quality paper, this tiny pamphlet is a perfect mingling of words and understated images that reflect the beauty of nature rediscovered via the isolation of lockdown.

If you love nature writing I recommend you seek out more of James' work at or watch him paint on @nightriverwood. I liked it so much, I have already bought several more copies as early Christmas presents for friends and family.

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