The Outermost House by Henry Beston is my favourite work of nonfiction. Reading it changed my life. Rereading it changed my life. One day I’ll write a great big lovely essay about its impact on my thinking and being and attitude. Until then, curious people can check out the fabulous henrybeston.com.
This fun and informative site is the perfect gateway into the life and works of the only writer to have a real literary impact on the great Rachel Carson. It also provides information about Beston’s wife, the writer Elizabeth Coatsworth, and their many years of partnership.