New for 2014

MYWTH_MHS_coverMy Year with Hares is one man’s personal account of the year he spent with a group of hares in North Norfolk.

Martin Hayward Smith is a professional wildlife cameraman and photographer; he has travelled extensively working for the BBC, Discovery and many other companies.

Martin was commissioned to make a film about hares; during the making of this program he gained footage of behaviour never before seen. With unlimited access from a number of private locations by North Norfolk landowners, Martin worked on prime UK hare habitat, from Holkham, The Barshams to Burnham Market – an area that covers thousands of acres.

The book takes the form of diary entries, which are split into seasonal chapters. As well as hares, Martin documents through text and photographs other wildlife encountered while out in the field – including many farmland birds, foxes, deer etc.

Martin’s text includes humorous incidents (getting stuck in a snowdrift and being dug out by the gamekeeper) and some interesting hare facts (females often try to castrate males during their boxing bouts).

The book includes:

  • A foreword by Ray Mears
  • Beautiful photographs of hares and landscape
  • Unique insights into the life cycle of hares
  • An honest appraisal of the state of UK hares
  • Wonderful images and stories about Martin’s ‘hare in house’
  • A timely book to fill the massive demand for our fascination with
    this mysterious mammal


Extent: 144 pages | Size: 240×280 mm | Illustrations: over 160
Binding: Hard-back | Price: £27.95 | ISBN: 978-0-9930293-0-1

Launches: 18 October 2014

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Other MHS Books

Elements of the North Norfolk Coast book

Published by Birdeyeview Books, written by David North and photographed by Martin Hayward Smith, this limited edition of 5000 copies contains 176 pages and features more than 170 colour photos, including beautiful aerial landscape photography.

The story of the North Norfolk coast is one of stunning wildlife, dramatic landscapes and a history spanning millennia. For anyone with an interest in North Norfolk this book, six years in the making, provides an unusual and visually awe-inspiring perspective.

See more of Elements of the North Norfolk Coast on the Birdseyeview Books website.