Book Review – ‘The Birds They Sang’ by Stanislaw Lubienski

I don't normally dive straight in with a book review suggesting that you buy a copy and read the book in question, but this is one of those occasions. Stanislaw Lubienski has written one of those rare books that feels like it will be a future classic. I am fairly inexperienced when it comes to … Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Birds They Sang’ by Stanislaw Lubienski

Book Review: ‘Under the Stars’ by Matt Gaw

Matt Gaw's first book, The Pull of the River, was described as “excellent” by the Times Literary Supplement and yet I have to admit that I am yet to read it. However, having just finished his second - Under the Stars - I have written myself a note to buy a copy. You know you have read … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Under the Stars’ by Matt Gaw

Book Review – The Hidden World of the Fox – by Adele Brand

The fox is one of those charismatic species that attracts strong opinions, especially in the countryside, but as they are also increasingly, if not more, visible in urban areas, from people in towns and cities as well. Ecologist Adele Brand, the author of this enjoyable and very readable book, clearly has a great intrigue with … Continue reading Book Review – The Hidden World of the Fox – by Adele Brand

Book Review – Letters to the Earth – introduced by Emma Thompson

Earlier this year the group Culture Declares Emergency invited the British public to put pen to paper and write a letter to the Earth. The invitation was open to all - to think beyond the human narrative and bear witness to the scale of the climate crisis. Over 1000 people wrote letters of love, grief, … Continue reading Book Review – Letters to the Earth – introduced by Emma Thompson

Book Review – Bloom – by Ruth Kassinger

Writing 339 pages about algae is an impressive feat (including recipes, but excluding bibliography and index). What is even more impressive however is making a subject that might stereotypically be met with groans or raised eyebrows engaging. Algae is fascinating and I knew very little about it before reading this book. I have come to … Continue reading Book Review – Bloom – by Ruth Kassinger