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: ‘Land of Plenty’ by Charlie Pye-Smith

It won’t be news to any regular reader of this blog to hear that many farmers struggle to make a living from the land. Farming is famously volatile and those running farming businesses are at the mercy of world markets, changing government policy and of course the weather! The decision to withdraw from the European … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Land of Plenty’ by Charlie Pye-Smith

Book Review: ‘Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain’ by Lucy Jones

Elliott & Thompson kindly asked me to review Lucy Jones’ debut book Foxes Unearthed, a wonderfully constructed exploration of the ways that we feel about foxes in modern Britain. Perhaps other than Brock, few other mammals attract such strong opinions or are embroiled in contemporary debates at the heart of British politics. Jones constructs a narrative … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain’ by Lucy Jones