W. D. (Bill) Campbell was known to thousands of Guardian readers for his Country Diary column, published every week from 1964 to 1994.
In Charlbury, where he was brought up on the Cornbury estate and lived for much of his life, he made his mark as a popular schoolteacher and naturalist with a gift for sharing his intimate knowledge of the history, language, flora and fauna of Wychwood Forest with children and adults alike.
In this book, two of Bill's friends tell the story of his life and bring together an enchanting collection of his Country Diaries, poems, talks, stories and broadcasts. The foreword is by Jeannette Page, Bill's editor at the Guardian.
£12 pbk 172pp, illustrated 978-1-902279-01-5
The Wychwood Press
• In 1965, Campbell wrote a book entitled Birds of Town and Village, beautifully and elegantly illustrated by Basil Ede with 36 full page colour paintings specially commissioned for this book. This has been re-issued as a coffee table hardback at the bargain price of £7.99.