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The Return of the Grey Partridge

The Return of the Grey Partridge

by Roger Morgan-Grenville & Edward Norfolk

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The Return of the Grey Partridge tells the extraordinary story of how wildlife is restored to the Arundel Estate in West Sussex. Prompted by the collapse in numbers of one species, the grey partridge of the title, the managers of the estate woke up to the devastating effect modern farming methods were having on wildlife.

Following the estate through the seasons of one year, the book shows how the farm of Peppering is gradually renatured: fields are divided up with hedgerows and trees, beetle banks are built across fields, the land is manured rather than fed with artificial fertilisers, and much of it is returned to pasture. Detailed descriptions of nature give a sense of this large estate coming back to life - still very much farmland, but with a rapid increase in wildlife and biodiversity. And the partridges return.

Written in collaboration with the Duke of Norfolk, owner of the Arundel Estate, this moving and hopeful account shows how modern farming can work in partnership with nature to restore not only birdlife but to benefit the whole ecosystem.

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About the Author

Roger Morgan-Grenville & Edward Norfolk

Roger Morgan-Grenville was a soldier from 1978-86 and later helped to set up the charity Help for Heroes, acting as its first head fundraiser. He is the author of Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey (2020), Shearwater (2021), Taking Stock: A Journey Among Cows (2022) and Across a Walking Land (2023). He is a founder member of the conservation charity Curlew Action.

After leaving Oxford, Edward Norfolk worked as an accountant with Coopers & Lybrand before setting up his own bottled LPG company, now part of Esso. He then set up a waste management company before selling it to Viridor in 2002. He is currently involved in ten private equity start-up companies as an adviser, and spends a lot of his time running his family estates. As the Duke of Norfolk, he is also the Earl Marshal and was responsible for delivering the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and the coronation of King Charles III.

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