Roger Deakin was a nationally treasured writer and film-maker with a special interest in nature and the environment, and a regular contributor to newspapers, magazines and radio. He was educated at Haberdashers’ School and Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he studied English. He was a founder-director of the arts/environment charity Common Ground and a trustee of the music/theatre string ensemble The Gogmagogs.
He is the author of WATERLOG. A SWIMMER’S JOURNEY THROUGH BRITAIN (Random House) and TOUCHING WOOD: A WILDWOOD JOURNEY (Hamish Hamilton).
NOTES FROM WALNUT TREE FARM by Roger, edited by Terence Blacker and Alison Hastie, was published by Hamish Hamilton in October 2008.
Roger Deakin died in late August 2006.