Wild Britain presenter Ray Mears: My six best books
PACK & RIFLE by Philip Holden Out of print
The story of a young man in the 1960s who is employed to eradicate deer in New Zealand. It’s a bloke’s book about cullers in shorts and big boots. I know that life. It’s very evocative and a reminder that not all hunters are bad people.
THE FOREST PEOPLE by Colin M Turnbull Bodley Head, £16.99
We were messing around in the school library and I pretended to be reading this when the teacher came in. I missed the next lesson because it was amazing. Turnbull was an anthropologist who spent a year living with pygmies in the rainforest. It inspired... read more
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