Jonathan Franklin
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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 Gault.