Scroll down to discover more about my books based on BBC One’s Countryfile.
Adam’s Farm – My Life on the Land
In 2001, Adam Henson was chosen from 3,500 applicants to become a presenter on Countryfile. Adam’s agricultural knowledge and open manner soon made him a popular figure and when the programme moved to its current Sunday evening slot in 2009, he began to present a weekly report from his own farm in the Cotswolds. There, the ups and downs of the farming calendar, as told in Adam’s straight-talking fashion, soon became one of the most popular parts of the programme as viewers watched him endure the stress of TB testing and his sadness at losing valuable cattle as well as the highs of spring lambing. This is the first book by Adam Henson, and it is an enthralling, first-person account of the drama, emotion and sheer hard work that is life on Adam’s Farm.
Co-written with Adam Henson
Published by BBC Books, March 2011
John Craven’s Countryfile Handbook
John Craven has been presenting Countryfile since its launch in 1989 and, for the first time, he has distilled all his knowledge and wisdom into The Countryfile Handbook. Together with stories and anedotes from the programme, this book really will become your Countryfile companion.
A collaboration with John Craven
Published by BBC Books, October 2010
Countryfile – Perfect Day’s Out
Countryfile is one of the most successful and much-loved TV series on the BBC, with 20 years of programming and over 6 million viewers. This is the first book to tie in with the programme and celebrate the British countryside, by showcasing 100 unmissable places to visit, as chosen by the Countryfile team. A call to arms for us to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, this book will show you where to find landscapes of great beauty, nature reserves and National Trails to explore, sites of historical or cultural interest as well as attractions that have appealed to Countryfile over the years – the secluded meadows of Swaledale, the ancient beech trackway at Linley and the herring festival at Clovelly, not to mention the World Stinging Nettle Championships. Illustrated with over 150 lavish colour photographs, contributions from Julia Bradbury, Matt Baker and John Craven, and with practical information to help you plan your perfect day out, this book will capitalise on the huge success of the TV series and our ever-growing love of the British countryside.
Published by BBC Books, May 2010
Countryfile – Great British Walks
Combining insightful and descriptive writing about our countryside with easy-to-follow practical information and clear, detailed OS mapping, Countryfile: Great British Walks will inspire you to explore some of the most striking areas that our nation has to offer.
Offering 100 walks spread across varying terrain, this practical guidebook features a range of outings, from gentle strolls through peaceful scenery to more challenging journeys that take you to the very heart of the Great British wilderness.
Covering regions across the country, from the Peak District and Lake District in the Heart of England to the highlands of Scotland and the rolling hills of the South East, this compact guide offers the tried-and tested knowledge of the Countryfile team – providing detailed descriptions of routes and levels of difficulty, as well as comprehensive Ordnance Survey mapping plus practical information to help you plan your trip.
Let Countryfile: Great British Walks be your guide to our outstanding countryside.
Edited by Cavan Scott
Published by BBC Books, March 2010