The company was founded in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England in late 2002 by two professional biologists, Drs Hugh and Nicola Loxdale, both with wide experience in scientific writing and editing. They share a great love of the natural world and the countryside.
Hugh and Nicola have travelled extensively throughout the world, both in their professional capacity and during vacations, visiting a diverse range of countries, temperate and tropical, and observing the wildlife of these regions. It was the appreciation of the fantastic array of life forms that ultimately inspired the founding of Brambleby Books and the coining of our Company’s motto ‘Inspiration through Nature’.
In addition to publishing natural history works, we are also especially interested in forging greater and more realistic links between the arts and sciences, so often perceived (we believe wrongly) as very different spheres. In terms of the poetry we have published to date, or plan to publish, we are especially interested in contemporary voices. This is because much previously published nature poetry rarely concerns, or indeed considers, the overwhelming scientific evidence for evolution as the force governing speciation in nature.