Jim Crumley's latest book, The Eagle's Way, launched in Dundee tonight in a celebration of Scottish nature writing at its finest. Jim's superb, evocative description of how nature's balance is readjusting in the wake of the sea eagle reintroductions is accompanied by Laurie Campbell's unrivalled photos of both golden and sea eagles.
You don't just have to take our word for it: Roger Hutchinson of the West Highland Free Press sums it up as "magnificent". "Crumley's knowledge and experience may be equalled by a few," he ventures, "but his writing is not. His books are sublime. The Eagle's Way is a beautiful, funny, argumentative narrative of praise to the eagle."
Ray Collier of the Highland News Group describes the book as "An enthralling combination of great writing and photos."
So what are you waiting for? Read it now, buy one for a friend, or borrow it from the library – or all of the above. You'll see why the Los Angeles Times calls him the UK's best nature writer.
Forthcoming appearances by Jim will be at the John Muir Trust's Wild Space in Pitlochry (5th April at 2pm) and the Watermill, Aberfeldy (17th April at 7pm). Look out for further events at the end of May at Aigas Lodge and Grantown-on-Spey.