One of my earliest memories of Nicola Davies is her singing an impromptu folk song during a book signing at Seven Fables - it was just so spontaneous and naturally beautiful. As a result, Nicola, to me has always been about song and her passion for the natural world. She is incredibly knowledgable, having trained as a zoologist, she has spent a lifetime travelling, garnering experiences first hand with the natural world and is so adept at sharing that wisdom in a relaxed and accessible manner.
The Song That Sings Us encompasses everything that is close to Nicola's Heart...
In early April Christopher and I visited her home in Pembrokeshire, where we began work on this short film. A little summer magic was captured on Dunster Beach amidst the vipers blue gloss, when editing was complete, we passed the film onto Exmoor muscian and artist Mark Abdey to create a 'song.'
The Song That Sings us is due out in paperback in the autumn, however we do have a limited number of signed hardback copies available to order via our website.
We have also put together a list of her many inspiring titles on the Seven Fables Bookshop.Org profile, where you will discover titles to raise 'passionate environmentalists.'
As you will see, Nicola is a prolific writer, and One World: 24 Hours on Planet Earth, has recently been long-listed for the Children's Wainwright Prize - a wonderful testament to her writing career, lets hope this award can be added to her many others!