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NEIL ANSELL lives in Brighton with his two daughters. He is also the author of Deep Country (Penguin 2011), which was described by The Independent as ‘extraordinary’, The Wall Street Journal as ‘lyrical and practical’, and by BBC Countryfile as ‘a gem’

‘Neil Ansell doesn’t look for an easy life . . . His story is remarkable in the frankness of the telling and the moving complexity of the teller.’  THE TIMES

Deer Island is charming . . . written with real feeling and a dose of dark wisdom.’ TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

‘Dreamlike, fascinating and heartbreaking’
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