Pallant House Gallery director Simon Martin will be at Gilbert White’s House and Gardens in Selborne to give a talk on his book Drawn to Nature: Gilbert White & The Artists on November 15 at 7pm.

The book begins with an introduction from Sir David Attenborough which ignites the reader’s fascination with Gilbert White’s life work The Natural History of Selborne.

Mr Martin lifts White’s characters and places off the page by bringing together more than 230 years’ worth of artistic interpretations of the 1789 literary classic.

Drawn to Nature reveals the technical intricacies of the artistic interpretations, and the wildlife observations and environmental messages behind them. From the first drawings for The Natural History of Selborne by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm in 1789 to the contemporary illustrations by Angie Lewin and Emily Sutton, Mr Martin takes the reader on a journey through art history.

For tickets, priced £10, call 01420 511275.