Deliverance

Deliverance

For days there had been no signs of human life. Pine forests shrouded in snow and half-frozen lakes glittering in the sun stretched into an unspoilt Canadian wilderness. It was…
A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

I’d been looking forward to reading Peter Fiennes’ new book A Thing of Beauty since its first mentions on social media, having read and reviewed its wonderful predecessor Footnotes (2019,…
Goshawk Summer

Goshawk Summer

James Aldred, an Emmy award-winning documentary cameraman and author of The Man Who Climbs Trees, has written this account of lockdown last year, based on his field diaries-kept while he…
Borderlines

Borderlines

Any book that has me engaged and laughing in the first few pages is a book I know I’m going to enjoy, and Borderlines fulfilled its purpose to educate, enlighten…
The Sun is Open

The Sun is Open

The Sun is Open is the remarkable and incredibly personal debut from Gail McConnell reflecting on her childhood in Belfast and the death of her father, who was killed by the…
Letters From Egypt

Letters From Egypt

In 1862, after contracting Tuberculosis, Lucie Duff Gordon’s travelled to Egypt, not just seeking adventure but hoping to improve her dwindling health.  Her Letters from Egypt are not just random…