Join Melissa as the sun rises on a crisp, cool autumn day; there are deer and hares in the dawn fields, and robins sing wistfully from the hedgerows. Our guest this week is the writer and naturalist Stephen Moss; his new book The Swallow: A Biography is published next month by Square Peg. The poem is ‘Fox Miles’ by Helen Mort, whose novel Black Car Burning is out now. Please support indie retailers and order from them online. All the music from the podcast is now available to buy.