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We publish work in many different genres: long and short fiction, memoir and other non-fiction, anthologies, poetry collections and pamphlets. This page shows all our books about Nature and the Environment in reverse chronological order.

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Balancing the Elements

Balancing the Elements by Helen Boyles is a poetry collection that grew out of reflection on movements in nature and our human connection with those movements. The first part of the collection celebrates nature’s variety and our intimacy with it while registering its vulnerability. The latter part of the collection focuses more closely on human experience with additional reflections on human movements within physical space and historical time. Within this broader context, the whole acknowledges a natural and human independency which we ignore at the risk of destabilising the balance essential to survival. The book will launch in June 2021.



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Gaia Warnings

Philip Burton has been a Lancashire head teacher and a poetry practitioner for children. The poems in his fourth collection - Gaia Warnings - reveal his passionate commitment to Nature and conservation. "Philip Burton's poems are close observations of the natural world, celebrating its joyous richness and variety with his skill in wordplay. But he is also tuned to the quickening pace of its loss and how vulnerable the environment is. His poems, even in their lightest moments, remind us of our responsibilities to future generations and to the planet." Davina Prince.

Gaia Warnings launched online on the 8th April 2021. You can order a copy for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page or from Amazon. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Wildlife Bundle

Containing Vanishings, a poetry collection by Rebecca Gethin; Elemental, a poetry collection by Michael Tanner; and Raft of Puffins, a pamphlet poetry collection by Camilla Reeve.
Buying the two paperbacks and the pamphlet together will cost £19.00 plus postage, a saving of 20% on their individual costs.

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Elemental

The poems in Michael Tanner's powerful collection reveal his extensive knowledge of the natural world, in particular of the geology and ecology of his home territory. They share his genuine delight in the landscape and all creatures within it. However, informing most of his work is his understanding of the uneasy relationship between Man and Nature. A sense of menace lurks in the background, alongside a disgust for humanity’s careless attitude to Earth’s other inhabitants, expressed as “our obscene Anthropocene patch of concrete”.

Elemental launched online in July 2020. You can order a copy for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page or Amazon. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Vanishings

The title, Vanishings evokes not only the elusiveness of wild creatures in their habitats, under cover most of the time, but also their inexorable extinction, evicted by human encroachment from their ancestral habitats. Rebecca Gethin lives on Dartmoor and conjures wild animals with an almost maternal empathy, tenderly observant and knowledgeable of their habits and hiding places. Though she engages with themes of transience and fragility, each animal, be it the better-known hedgehog and cuckoo, or the less familiar violet ground beetle and narrow-headed ant, is vividly present on the page. Rebecca's poems are complemented by Tom Harding's delightful illustrations.

Vanishings launched online in July 2020. You can order a copy for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page or Amazon. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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The Soil Never Sleeps - Edition Two

The Soil Never Sleeps - Edition Two by Adam Horovitz including a new section dedicated to Exmoor. Adam Horovitz, also author of Turning and A Thousand Laurie Lees, was the Pasture-fed Livestock Association's poet in residence for a year, staying on four of their farms over four seasons. The Soil Never Sleeps urges a better understanding of our interactions with the natural world and weaves the farmers' voices into the poems. Following the collection's success, Adam was commissioned to spend time on two Exmoor farms. In this Second Edition, new poems address the farming challenges and beauty of Exmoor over two seasons, culminating with lambing.

Edition Two launched in August 2019. You can order the paperback for £9.99 (excluding postage) from this page or from Amazon, ISBN 978-1-911587-24-8. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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An Ever River

An Ever River is a pamphlet of surreal Eco-poetry by David Russell, editor of Poetry Express Newsletter. In An Ever River, David voices important environmental concerns about all types of environment: natural, artificial, human, urban, mental, emotional. Many of the poems speak up angrily on behalf of the natural world and how its creatures suffer at the hands of humanity, yet David's writing also has a startled, questioning beauty.

An Ever River was published in April 2018. You can order the pamphlet for £6.00 (excluding postage) from this page or Amazon, ISBN 978-1-911587-04-0. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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The Physic Garden

Enchanting poetry anthology, edited by Adam Horovitz, that includes poems submitted to the Poetic Botanica page of the Ledbury Festival 2016 website about the healing plants used over history as medicine, perfume and poison. Interspersed with the poems are illustrations of the Hellens Physic Garden and the healing plants that inspired the work.

You can order the paperback for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page (plus our Book of the Month 20% discount during December 2019) or Amazon, ISBN 978-0-9955351-4-5. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries


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Cloud Singer, book 1 of Reins of Power

Young adult futuristic fantasy about global warming by Camilla Reeve. In 2060, with the UK politically isolated and wracked by violent storms, join 15-year old Neligan Talent, reluctant weather-witch, as she battles for survival against smugglers and corrupt isolationist politicians.

You can order the paperback for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page or Amazon, ISBN 978-1-78697-613-0. Or download the Kindle version Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Poems of Water and Wonder

Poetry pamphlet anthology - on the theme of Water - from Wordshare Poets, 2nd expanded edition 2016 (1st edition 2012)
Water is a frequent source of inspiration for the Wordshare Poets. In Jane Sherwin’s writing, images of water often symbolise the human spirit in search of freedom or spiritual fulfilment. Much of Jenny Messer's poetry is linked to Cornwall where, over history, the sea has shaped people’s lives. Camilla Reeve is fascinated by the musical sounds and moods produced by water.

You can order the pamphlet for £6.00 (excluding postage) from this page or Amazon. ISBN 978-0-9556770-2-1. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Raft of Puffins

Poetry pamphlet by Camilla Reeve about Skomer Island in Wales and illustrated with wildlife photographs, published in 2016. Over several years, Camilla volunteered as an Assistant Warden on Skomer wildlife sanctuary off the coast of Pembrokeshire. In this collection she celebrates the landscape of a natural nature reserve - with its birds, moths, voles, flowers, Iron Age valleys and standing stones.

You can order the pamphlet for £6.00 (excluding postage) from this page (plus our Book of the Month 20% discount during December 2019) or Amazon, ISBN 978-0-9556770-2-1. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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