Johnny Kingdom is the English countryside made flesh. He has lived his whole life on Exmoor, from his childhood catching moles to sell their skins, to his early wild days of adventure as a poacher, to today, when the demands of wildlife photography make extraordinary patience rather more useful than the ability to run fast... He embodies a way of life that may soon be gone for ever. His life story is both highly entertaining and completely enchanting.
In Johnny Kingdom - A Wild Life on Exmoor, we see how integral the both the landscape and the creatures of Exmoor have been to Johnny's often hair-raising life story.
When a horrific accident made him change his lifestyle and seek less physically demanding work, Johnny found solace in wildlife photography and has never looked back. His book is full of hilarious and captivating stories of his escapades, from how he spent the night in a jail cell with a red deer, to how he persuaded the local badger population to run along a mini assault course, turning wheels and tilting up and down on see-saws.
Johnny is a wonderfully charismatic raconteur. This amazing book and new ITV series are already conferring on him the title of national treasure.
Johnny Kingdom lives on the edge of Exmoor with his wife, Julie. For the past several years he has made a living running wildlife safaris on the moor and making videos of its flora and fauna. Johnny is already a local celebrity and looks set to become a national treasure with his new ITV 4-part series.
"Kingdom's enthusiasm and eccentricity pull you along"
"Johnny Kingdom... might yet become a hero of our times"
"An unlikely new star of the small screen... Johnny Kingdom has rustic England coarsing through his veins. He is the spirit of Exmoor in all its bluff, breezy essentials"