Jill Barklem spent five years on research before she started to write her first stories about the mice of 'Brambly Hedge. Her interest in natural history and her curiosity about traditional rural customs and crafts have spilled over into these chronicles of hedgerow life. Jill Barklem is married and lives with her husband and her two children, Elizabeth and Peter, in a house near Epping Forest.
"...the most researched-crammed fantasy ever set before small children..." Sunday Times Magazine
"Spring Story, Summer Story, Autumn Story and Winter Story are beautiful tales...nostalgic Mums can enjoy them with their own kids." The Sun (Natasha Harding)
"Incredible illustrations..." @father_of_daughters, Instagram
"If I [were] a mouse, this is where I'd wanna live" @britneyspears, Instagram