Jules Pretty is based on the Essex and Suffolk border in England. He lives in the Suffolk wool
village of Nayland, and works at the University of Essex in Colchester.
He writes on the importance and relevance of nature for people, and explores the relations between people and the land.
Read his blog
East Country Almanac & Nature Notes
on Facebook or here.
Nature Notes 64:
Teaching a Stone to
Nature Notes 65: The Night of Spring
Follow the author on Twitter at
Also see series of University
of Essex vodcasts
here on YouTube.
His new book is This Luminous Coast,
Editions in March 2011. It is narration of the land and sea,
their wild places, social history and places of
deep significance, along the 500 miles of the coasts
of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.
This Luminous Coast won the
East Anglian Book of the Year award for 2011 (Nature and Place
category), and was also shortlisted for the
Writers' Guild of GB non-fiction book of the year. It
has been shortlisted for the
Prize for Literature 2013.
Read two fine reviews of This
Luminous Coast in the
Times Higher and the