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 toContinue reading “Book Review – ‘The Birds They Sang’ by Stanislaw Lubienski”

The Camomile Road

When Alice went down the rabbit hole or when the children stepped through the wardrobe they found themselves in a completely new and strange situation; unexpected; unimaginable; unbelievable perhaps. Their new world offered adventure and danger but also hope, intrigue and escape. The worlds of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) and CS Lewis have becomeContinue reading “The Camomile Road”

The Wood

Striding along the cow-parsley avenue my mind wanders, escaping the everyday. Jess the spaniel jumps among the sheaves of wheat in the field adjacent and I call her to my side. She initially ignores the demand, as usual, and then sprints towards me, overpassing on the path. I am sauntering towards the wood which liesContinue reading “The Wood”

Land Lines: finding the UK’s favourite book about nature

Many of you will already have heard about this inspired project from the Arts and Humanities Research Council encouraging Brits to nominate their favourite book about the natural world. Each nomination must be of a book ‘by a UK-based writer or by an author who writes about the UK’s landscape and/or wildlife’, and the deadline forContinue reading “Land Lines: finding the UK’s favourite book about nature”

Book Review: ‘Wild Kingdom’ by Stephen Moss

Few nature writers today offer a writing style that is quite as approachable as Stephen Moss. His writing lifts you into his direct experience and thought space in a manner that avoids preaching and pretentious language, often a danger in this area, instead offering storytelling that is accessible, humorous and a joy to read. WildContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Wild Kingdom’ by Stephen Moss”