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Wild Encounters Book Reviews

Chris Packham

"Dive in and swim in a swirling diary of some of the worlds most beautiful waters and then stroll on the shores of some fascinating and informative stories..... Fresh, accessible and fascinating, I swam through these sub aqua stories and gazed into parts of the world and its wildlife with absolute joy.... Wonderfully evocative, full of gems of natural history and rich in the joys of exploration this colourful and engaging book was a delight to swim through" Chris Packham 6 Jan 2017.


"I have been fortunate enough to come into contact with a true Superlifer, Nicolette Scourse,  who has just written the most fascinating book "... read the article on

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5 out of 5 stars A beautiful book. By Peter 15 Feb 2017

Terrific, and beautifully written, Nicolette's book brings back in full technicolor experiences many of which I have had myself and am delighted to see through her eyes5.0

5 out of 5 stars Fantastic book. 15 Jan. 2017 By richard daines

This review is from: Wild Encounters Try Not To Smile (Paperback)
Fantastic book . This book is a cross between a wildlife book and a wonderful journey under the water and land, it has moments of great story telling that sometimes you feel like you are standing or crouching with the author. It really is a life time experience
of understanding the world we live in. The birds ,mammals ,fish and some amazing people the author has found on her travels. Richard

5 out of 5 stars Don't miss this intriguing trip beneath the waves By Mrs J. on 23 Dec. 2016

Format: Paperback
I am passionate about people achieving success at any age but particularly as they grow older. Nicolette is a shining example of just such a person. Her enthusiasm for wildlife and her ability to create stunning word pictures of the natural worlds in which she finds herself make this a book to treasure. Her line drawings add visual depth to the tapestry of her life below and above the waves as she interacts with the wild creatures she encounters. A thread of gentle humour runs through the fabric of Nicolette's island adventures pulling together an unforgettable glimpse into the lives of the creatures with whom we share the planet.

5 out of 5 stars The author is also a brilliant artist on 4 Dec. 2016

Wild Encounters Try Not To Smile - This book positively effervesces with spectacular descriptions of animals in the wild, powered by the passion of a writer who is not only committed to conservation but also has the eye for detail of a research scientist. It is the literary equivalent of a David Attenborough video. So vivid are the descriptions that the reader has no need for a video screen. The author is also a brilliant artist but, alas, the black-and-white print copies do not do justice to the original artwork.

5 out of 5 stars A wonderfully written book for anyone with a sense of adventure or love of nature. By AJ on 20 Oct. 2016

A wonderfully written book for anyone with a sense of adventure or love of nature. Nicolette takes us to 5 spots around the world and gives a 'descriptive encounter of her connection with nature and wildlife. You can sense her deep love of the sea and all it's inhabitants through the way it is written. If you've ever been and explored the ocean, or ever felt like you wanted to, give this book a read to feed that desire.

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