W. D. (Bill) Campbell was known to thousands of Guardian readers for his Country Diary column, published every week from 1964 to 1994.
In the Cotswold town of Charlbury, where he was brought up on the Cornbury estate and lived for much of his life, he made his mark as a popular schoolteacher and naturalist with a gift for sharing his intimate knowledge of the history, language, flora and fauna of Wychwood Forest with children and adults alike.
Although his teaching career later took him to Shipton-under-Wychwood and
Cholsey, on retirement in 1970 he returned to Charlbury where he lived until
his death in 1994. He was granted a privileged access to the Cornbury estate
and the forest which few others have enjoyed.
In this book, two of Bill¹s friends tell the story of his life and bring
together an enchanting collection of his Country Diaries, poems, talks,
stories and broadcasts. The foreword is by Jeannette Page, Bill's editor at
£12 pbk 172pp, illustrated 978-1-902279-01-5