Author: Mike Tomkies

Mike Tomkies is a well-known naturalist, writer and film maker and in earlier years was a Coldstream Guardsman and a showbiz journalist in Hollywood. He has lived for 35 years in remote and wild places in the Scottish Highlands, Canada and Spain and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. His other books include Alone in the Wilderness, A Last Wild Place, Out of the Wild, On Wing and Wild Water, Wildcat Haven, and Moobli.

A Last Wild PlaceA Last Wild Place by Mike  Tomkies

Mike Tomkies gives a remarkable picture of the whole cycle of nature around him, in a harsh and testing environment of unrivalled beauty. Vivid colours and sounds fill these pages – exotic wild orchids, the roar of rutting stags, a pair of dragonflies mating, the flight of the redwing, the ... more...

Alone in the WildernessAlone in the Wilderness by Mike  Tomkies

This is the story of a man who achieved what thousands only dream of. He shed the pressures of urban life as an international journalist and exchanged it for solitude, self-sufficiency and new purpose. He emigrated to Canada, found a plot of rock, trees and cliffs in a remote part of the British ... more...

Backwoods Mates to Hollywood's GreatsBackwoods Mates to Hollywood's Greats by Mike  Tomkies

This is a boisterous, roller-coaster of a story about Mike Tomkies' extraordinary adventures after he quit his full-time career as a celebrity journalist and began working as a logger with the lusty men of the wild Canadian forests and the sea salmon fishermen - men who led a free way of life... more...

Between Earth and ParadiseBetween Earth and Paradise by Mike  Tomkies

After giving up a hectic life as a journalist in Europe and Hollywood in the late 1960s to return to his boyhood love of nature, Mike Tomkies found Eilean Shona, a remote island 'between earth and paradise' off the west coast of Scotland. There he rebuilt a rotting wooden crofthouse which... more...

My Wicked First LifeMy Wicked First Life by Mike  Tomkies

This is a boisterous, roller-coaster of a story about Mike Tomkies' extraordinary adventures after he quit his full-time career as a celebrity journalist and began working as a logger with the lusty men of the wild Canadian forests and the sea salmon fishermen - men who led a free way of life... more...

My Wicked First Life and Backwoods Mates to Hollywood's GreatsMy Wicked First Life and Backwoods Mates to Hollywood's Greats by Mike  Tomkies

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Rare, Wild and FreeRare, Wild and Free by Mike  Tomkies

Rare, Wild and Free is a testament to the work of one of the finest nature writers Britain has ever produced - Mike Tomkies, who spent 35 years in the wildest and most remote places in Scotland, Canada and Spain to study and photograph the rarest and most dramatic wild creatures. The eminent crit... more...

Running WildRunning Wild by Mike  Tomkies

You thought he was retired, even dead? No, he is back! At the age of 86, Mike Tomkies is back doing what he does best – observing our rarest and most dramatic wildlife, unsuspected and from close quarters, and writing about it with the kind of intimate detail that has earned high acclaim fr... more...

Wildcat HavenWildcat Haven by Mike  Tomkies

Some seven years after abandoning the life of an international journalist for a life in the wilds, Mike Tomkies began a remarkable experiment, rearing the most ferocious animal to roam wild in Britain - the Scottish wildcat.

The true wildcat is now an endangered species and only to... more...

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