'Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty'  Observer

"Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children.  They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed - fading away like water on stone. The words were those that children used to name the  natural world around them: acorn, adder, bluebell, bramble, conker... gone! Fern, heather, kingfisher, otter, raven, willow, wren - all of them gone!  The words werebe-coming lost..."   

The Lost Words is a spell book that seeks to conjure the near-lost magic, beauty and strangeness of the nature that surrounds us, for readers both young and old. Taking the form of twenty ‘lost’ words, collected alphabetically from ‘Acorn’ to ‘Wren’ each word becomes  a spell - written by Robert Macfarlane, which is intended to be read aloud. The images - painted by Jackie Morris, capture first the absence of the plant or creature within its habitat and then its return. The spell summons the image and the word back into being, making this a book of enchantment in more than one sense. 

The virtual world is moving decisively to the centre of modern  childhood experience. A research paper by Cambridge University  conservationists found that 8- to 11- year-old school children were ‘substantially better’ at identifying common Pokemon characters than common species of British wildlife. This is not surprising when a 2016 survey showed that three-quarters of British children spend less time outdoors than prisoners do. And while children’s knowledge and experience of nature is being lost, we’re also undergoing a drastic decline of species and habitat in the UK. 53% of species in the UK are in decline, but 52% of the British public are unaware of it. 

It is this situation Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris seek to address with their unique book, bringing back an experience of nature as astonishing, strange, beautiful, eerie, and magical.
Where the Light Falls - The Lost Words

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$369.00
Where the Light Falls - The Lost Words
Where the Light Falls by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a kingfisher perched on a branch, over a vine ripe with blackberries. Part of the The Lost Words collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on...
$369.00
Wren - The Lost Words

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$369.00
Wren - The Lost Words
Low in Stock - Last Chance to own this Artwork Wren by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures the small bird mid flight. Part of the The Lost Words collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on beautiful...
$369.00
Raven - The Lost Words

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$369.00
Raven - The Lost Words
Low in Stock - Last Chance to own this Artwork Raven by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures the glorious bird confidently holding a stone in its beak. Part of the The Lost Words collection, a collaboration between the two great artists,...
$369.00
Dandelion - The Lost Words

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$369.00
Dandelion - The Lost Words
Dandelion by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a delicate Dandelion, with a view of the full plant, bursting with flowers. Part of the The Lost Words collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on wildlife and...
$369.00
Dandelion (with Hare) - The Lost Words

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$516.00
Dandelion (with Hare) - The Lost Words
Low in Stock - Last Chance to own this Artwork Dandelion (with Hare) by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a Hare sitting amongst the dandelion flowers, surrounded by pretty birds in flight. Part of the The Lost Words collection,...
$516.00
Heron - The Lost Words

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$369.00
Heron - The Lost Words
Heron by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a beautiful bird looking off in to the distance. Part of the The Lost Words collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on beautiful wildlife with golden backgrounds. This...
$369.00
Bluebell - The Lost Words

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$369.00
Bluebell - The Lost Words
Bluebell by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a delicate Bluebell, bursting with flowers. Part of the The Lost Words collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on wildlife and botanical subjects with golden backgrounds. This Floral...
$369.00
Lark - The Lost Words

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$369.00
Lark - The Lost Words
Lark by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a small bird mid flight. Part of the The Lost Words collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on beautiful wildlife with golden backgrounds. This Animal Artwork captures the spirit and ...
$369.00
Heron in Flight - The Lost Words

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$516.00
Heron in Flight - The Lost Words
Heron in Flight by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures the bird mid flight. Part of the The Lost Words collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on beautiful wildlife. This Animal Artwork captures the spirit and personality...
$516.00
Acorn - The Lost Words

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$369.00
Acorn - The Lost Words
Acorn by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a branch of an oak tree, bursting with acorns. Part of the The Lost Words collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on wildlife and botanical subjects with golden backgrounds. This Botanical Artwork...
$369.00
Conker - The Lost Words

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$369.00
Conker - The Lost Words
Conker by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a whimsical group of conkers, bursting from their shells. Part of the The Lost Words collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on wildlife and botanical subjects with golden backgrounds....
$369.00
Kingfishers - The Lost Words

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$516.00
Kingfishers - The Lost Words
Low in Stock - Last Chance to own this Artwork Kingfishers by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a kingfisher successfully hunting in a river, with a group of his friends perched next to a willow tree. Part of the...
$516.00
Magpie - The Lost Words

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$369.00
Magpie - The Lost Words
Magpie by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures the glorious bird confidently sits atop of an old wooden fence. Part of the The Lost Words collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on beautiful wildlife with golden backgrounds....
$369.00
Barn Owl - The Lost Spells

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$335.00
Barn Owl - The Lost Spells
Barn Owl by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a watchful barn owl, perched on top of a rock and staring into the night. Part of the The Lost Spells collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on...
$335.00
Swallow - The Lost Spells

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$335.00
Swallow - The Lost Spells
Swallow by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a watchful little swallow, perched on top of a line and staring into the distance. Part of the The Lost Spells collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on beautiful...
$335.00
Curlew - The Lost Spells

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$335.00
Curlew - The Lost Spells
Curlew by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a Curlew, wading through the shallows with a blue night sky descending in the background. Part of the The Lost Spells collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on beautiful wildlife....
$335.00
Thrift - The Lost Spells

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$335.00
Thrift - The Lost Spells
Thrift by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a sparrowhawk perched amongst pink blossoms, eagerly eying up ttwo thrifts in mid flight. Part of the The Lost Spells collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on beautiful wildlife. This Animal...
$335.00
Red Fox- The Lost Spells

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$335.00
Red Fox- The Lost Spells
Red Fox by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane is a close up portrait of a red fox with soulful green eyes. Part of the The Lost Spells collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on beautiful wildlife. This Animal...
$335.00
Gorse - The Lost Spells

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$335.00
Gorse - The Lost Spells
Gorse by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a Hare and bird nestled in a flowering Gorse plant, watching on as a hawk hovers over an unaware Stoat below. Part of the The Lost Spells collection, a collaboration between the two great artists,...
$335.00
Jay - The Lost Spells

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$335.00
Jay - The Lost Spells
Jay by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a watchful little Jay, sitting on the branch of an Oak Tree with an Acorn in his beak. Part of the The Lost Spells collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses...
$335.00
Great Spotted Woodpecker - The Lost Spells

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$335.00
Great Spotted Woodpecker - The Lost Spells
Great Spotted Woodpecker by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a Woodpecker on the trunk of a tree. Part of the The Lost Spells collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on beautiful wildlife. This Animal Artwork captures the...
$335.00
Little Egret - The Lost Spells

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$335.00
Little Egret - The Lost Spells
Little Egret by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a close up portrait of a white seabird, highly contrasting against a dark blue background. Part of the The Lost Spells collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on...
$335.00
Grey Seal - The Lost Spells

Jackie Morris & Robert MacFarlane

$335.00
Grey Seal - The Lost Spells
Grey Seal by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane captures a close up portrait of a grey seal, highly contrasting against a dark blue background. Part of the The Lost Spells collection, a collaboration between the two great artists, the series focuses on beautiful...
$335.00

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