Where Poppies Blow by John Lewis-Stempel wins Wainwright Prize

He’s done it again. John Lewis-Stempel has won the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize with his book Where Poppies Blow.  Chronicling the relationship between man and nature during the Great War, this win is particularly poignant as this week is the centenary anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele. Lewis-Stempel is no stranger to winning this award having picked up the prize in 2015 with Meadowland.

The winner was announced this afternoon at the BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

For the full shortlist see here.