A quirky, amusing exploration of Britain after dark includes tips on finding your way by the moon and the stars, and discussions of wildlife and natural history
The night is a period of rest and relaxation when we recharge our bodies for the travails of the following day. It is also the time when deeds that are best hidden by a cloak of darkness are carried out and yet that same darkness can protect the innocent from the predator. It s a period of calm and tranquility but also a time of disorientation when familiar surroundings become foreign. This is a narrative account of a journey around Britain tasting all that the night has to offer the sights, the sounds, the smells, the people, the animals. It s also a reflection on our relationship with the hours of darkness. Ten chapters discover the dark secrets of Cornwall, Devon, Skomer, Snowdonia, Cumbria, Scotland, London, and much more in an illuminating and inspiring tour of Britain by night."