J.A. Baker

Death of the Birch-tree

'Lean is the dull steel flashed white in the sun / Like a sudden lifting of the white-leaved abele, / Flushed from the raw thongs of the birch-tree / The white wood flies through the mists of morning.'
J.A. Baker

J.A. Baker

John Alec Baker was an English author, nature enthusiast and hawk-chaser, best known for The Peregrine, which won the Duff Cooper Prize in 1967.