Writer who grew up in Melton publishes book on Lincolnshire

Jon Fox
Jon Fox
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Former Melton King Edward VII school pupil Jon Fox has published an informative book titled The Lincolnshire Landscape - An Exploration.

Jon has spent the last six years exploring, photographing and researching Lincolnshire’s diverse countryside, covering the whole of the historic county from Wash to the Humber and from the River Trent to the coast.

The book is about the landscape of England’s second largest county and its content looks at the natural environment of Lincolnshire, including its geology, water resources, ecology and wildlife. There is also an insight into people’s perceptions of the landscape and the main factors and choices that will define its future, including environmental changes, agriculture and the growth of population and development.

Jon studied plant biology at Durham University and in 2014 set up Green Plover Books as a new business to complete The Lincolnshire Landscape as a self-publishing venture.

He said: “I lived in Melton from the age of five to 25 and attended Brownlow, John Ferneley and King Edward VII schools. My father Alan Fox published books on the history of Kirby Bellars.”

Priced at £24.95 the book is on sale in The Melton Bookshop, Rutland Water nature reserve and Uppingham.

Further information and details about Jon’s book, including photo galleries and a selection of sample pages in PDF format can be viewed online at www.greenploverbooks.co.uk