Jane Russ

Jane Russ lives in West Wiltshire and as well as being Secretary of The Hare Preservation Trust is also a Westbury Town Councillor and recycling innovator for the town. Jane is also a print maker and does the artwork for all her end papers.

Jane is the author and series editor of the popular Nature Book series which combines fascinating insight into the nature, myth and legend and art and literature of each animal focused on. Titles include The Hare Book (May 2015), The Fox Book (March 2017), The Owl Book (April 2018), The Red Squirrel Book (October 2018), The Bee Book by Jo Byrne (May 2019) and The Robin Book (November 2019). She is currently working on The Native Pony Book, publishing in summer 2020.


The Robin Book

Among the UK’s favourite birds and especially associated with the Christmas period, the latest volume in the Nature Book series explores this treasured creature through over 100 mesmerising photographs and accessible, informative sections ranging from the physiological to myth and legend.

Publication October 2019
ISBN: 9781912654994

The Bee Book

The Bee Book offers a unique insight into this most fascinating of creatures, including the mystery of the hive, the power of the queen and the many appearances of bees in folklore, literature and art. Written by Jo Byrne, series editor Jane Russ.

Publication May 2019
ISBN: 9781910862315

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The Red Squirrel Book

This compact and accessible guide introduces the reader to these instantly recognisable fixtures of British wildlife and documents their physiology, behaviours and continuing place in our consciousness. Including a range of over 200 spectacular images, it reveals why important efforts are being made to conserve this remarkable species.

Published October 2018
ISBN: 9781912654178

The Owl Book

The Owl Book, packed with stunning photography and interesting facts, is a must-have for owl lovers. The variety and unique characteristics of each species are explained, both those native to Britain and internationally, including the tawny, barn, snowy, long-eared, short-eared and little owl.

Published 20 April 2018
ISBN: 9781912050420

The Fox Book

A must-have for all fox lovers, offering a unique insight into this most divisive of creatures, from its place in British countryside and cities, to its vibrant history in myth, art and legend throughout the world.

Published March 2017
ISBN: 9781910862551

The Hare Book

Published in conjunction with The Hare Preservation Trust, The Hare Book offers a unique insight into these fascinating creatures; from its place in nature to its many appearances in art and literature.

Published May 2015
ISBN: 9781909823686

Praise for The Hare Book

“I am in the company of incredible writers, photographers and artists. How can this not be a best-seller! All hares would be happy with this!” Andrew Fusek Peters

“A beautifully produced book that explores not just the practical facts and details about hares but also dips into the vast collection of myths, stories and art inspired by these creatures. Glorious colour photos on every page. A great starting point for anyone with the slightest interest in hares and a lovely addition for those passionate about these rare and endangered animals.” Customer Review

“If you love Hares….I guarantee you’ll love this book…it has stunning pictures, a fantastic layout, and it’s very informative in an easy to reference way. This book is a MUST for your collection.” Customer Review