Be Wild Er.

Get a cup of tea, sit back, and listen to Mr Macfarlane talking about The Lost Words.

When I was a child there were more sparrows, blackbirds, thrushes. This book is a song of protest in words and paint, a soul song, and aims to help us rewind our lives and be less at ease with the decrease in numbers of the wild world. Name it, own it, heart and soul.


And thank you Waterstones for making this film.

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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5 Responses to Be Wild Er.

  1. Walker says:

    I spent time yesterday, gloriously lost in the landscape of “The Lost Words”. How many times have I done so now, I wonder. I’m losing count.

    This is a transformative book. Like the proverbial pebble in a pond. I feel its ripples deep within, the energy imparted, not dissipated. Causing ideas to germinate, leaving change in its wake.

    Eyes widening, everyone I show it to falls far into its pages. Ripples multiplying. The magic in its spells of brush and pen and thought and feeling is clear to see as they read. In watching them you know the same magic has captured you too.

  2. Jane Dorfman says:

    It must have been really something to see all you work up on the walls. (and gold-leaf leaf cookies at a later stop.) I think your makeup looks very natural, I was on TV once and felt like, between me and the makeup person, I looked like a clown, family members said after watching-you looked okay, next time think about a little makeup.

  3. The Lost Words is on my Christmas present list – I’m looking forward to it – sounds just the refreshing and inspirational tonic needed !

  4. Jan says:

    I’m rarely evangelical about a book but I have been about The Lost Words – everyone I’ve shown my copy to has marvelled at it and wanted a copy of their own, for themselves, for children and for grandchildren. Only this week, a friend decided to send it to their newest family member, just born, for her future.
    I wish everyone could own one.
    The combination of Robert’s spells and your illustrations are something to treasure. You have shown so beautifully what we have and what we may lose. We owe it to ourselves and to the children living now and in the future to open our eyes and look.

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