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The Book of the Earthworm
07 Jan 2021 * HARDBACK * £14.99 * 9781789544756

Sally Coulthard explores the miraculous world of the earthworm, the modest little creature without whom life as we know it would not be possible.

Non Fiction / WNCN (Natural History)
Extent: 208 pages  Format: 175 x 135 mm Illus: 25 integrated b&w
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The Book of the EarthwormSally Coulthard

'I thought I knew quite a bit about earthworms – until I picked up this charming little book' Nick Baker

'Many wonderful wormy tales unearthed by Coulthard' BBC Countryfile Magazine

'A gem of a book' Country Smallholding

Without these little engineers of the earth, the world's soils would be barren, and our gardens and fields wouldn't be able to grow the food we need to survive. Worms recycle decaying plants, putting nutrients back into the soil; they provide a food source for wildlife; and their constant burrowing helps heavy rain soak away. Sally Coulthard's fascianting guide offers a wealth of information and practical advice about the world's msot industrious but little understood creature.

Bestselling author Sally Coulthard has spent the past two decades writing about nature, history and craft. Many of her books delve into the traditions of rural life – from artisans to agriculture – the people, plants and creatures who make the countryside tick. She lives on a North Yorkshire smallholding with her family and animals.

Gift-style book with charming illustrations.


Coulthard's previous books have sold rights in Poland, Germany, Netherlands and the US.

MARKET: The Hedgehog Handbook; The Little Book of Building Fires; John Lewis-Stempel; Patrick Barkham.

'I thought I knew quite a bit about earthworms – until I picked up this charming little book ... This is an easily digestible compendium of everything earthworm' Nick Baker

'Sally Coulthard profiles these misunderstood creatures, offering a feast of quirky facts to answer all your curiosities' Grow Your Own

'A jaunt through the life of the earthworm ... A gem of a book' Country Smallholding

'Many wonderful wormy tales unearthed by Coulthard ... [A] smart little book' BBC Countryfile Magazine

'A complete profile of earthworms by answering 50 questions and including practical advice and quirky facts' Garden Answers

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