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,…
The White Birch

The White Birch

Edgelands, not the ones where concrete and vegetation intersect, but the ones where culture and nature face each other in the mirror. A major thread in Tom Jeffrey’s new book,…
Light Rains Sometimes Fall

Light Rains Sometimes Fall

One of the many things that have amazed me in the world is traditional Japanese art and architecture, I’ve always been fascinated by how intertwined buildings and bridges have become…
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…
The Red Planet

The Red Planet

Mars is a planet that has not only inspired the imagination through literature, history, and cinema it has been one of the main preoccupations of explorers throughout time, to go…
Where?

Where?

I was first attracted to Where?  as being born in Shropshire I was instantly intrigued by the book’s subheading ‘Life and death in the Shropshire hills’.  Being born in nearby…