Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Top ten books about the dark

Tiffany Francis-Baker is a writer, artist and environmentalist from the South Downs in Hampshire. With a mixed background in the arts, rural heritage and conservation, her work is fuelled by a love for the natural world and a passion for protecting it. She writes and illustrates for national publications and has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and Channel 4.

Francis-Baker's new book is Dark Skies: A Journey into the Wild Night.

At the Guardian, she tagged ten favorite books about the dark, including:
Acquainted with the Night: Excursions Through the World After Dark by Christopher Dewdney

The Canadian author takes his reader on a beautifully woven journey through our relationship with the night, from science and art to storytelling and anthropology, examining our love for sunsets, fireworks, astronomy, nightclubs, sleep and bedtime stories. His writing is engaging and poetic, speckled with comedic anecdotes and rich in detail. Part fact, part philosophy, this is the perfect read for sleepless nights.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue