Jonathan Franklin wrote
Two Owls at Eton while still at school. Published
in 1960, a month before he left, it was serialised
in the London Evening Standard and was in its top-ten
best sellers list for a fortnight.
In 2006, Country Life listed
it as one of five best nature books.
He lived in Brazil for ten years
ranching in the Amazon. He is currently completing
his novel Red Road
Green, a love story set amid the destruction
of the Amazon rainforest.
He works as a volunteer for the Rehabilitation
Programme at the Warren Hill section of the Hollesley
Bay Prison complex and recently gave a presentation
about ranching in the Amazon to an audience of Lifers
with his own films and readings from Red Road Green.
Jonathan lives in Suffolk with his
wife, the artist Annabel