Diary of a Young Naturalist – Signed Copy & Personal Nature Diary

Dara McAnulty

ISBN: 9781529109603S


Signed bookplated paperback copy of Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty.

Hand signed by Dara McAnulty to a bespoke bookplate.

Also includes a personal nature diary.

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Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year 2021

Winner of the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2020

Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2020

A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of 15-year-old Dara McAnulty’s world. From spring and through a year in his home patch in Northern Ireland, Dara spent the seasons writing. These vivid, evocative and moving diary entries about his connection to wildlife and the way he sees the world are raw in their telling.

“I was diagnosed with Asperger’s/autism aged five … By age seven I knew I was very different, I had got used to the isolation, my inability to break through into the world of talking about football or Minecraft was not tolerated. Then came the bullying. Nature became so much more than an escape; it became a life-support system.”

Diary of a Young Naturalist portrays Dara’s intense connection to the natural world, and his perspective as a teenager juggling exams and friendships alongside a life of campaigning. “In writing this book,” Dara explains, “I have experienced challenges but also felt incredible joy, wonder, curiosity and excitement. In sharing this journey my hope is that people of all generations will not only understand autism a little more but also appreciate a child’s eye view on our delicate and changing biosphere.”

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Published 29/04/2021
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