Nature

Silver in the Wood, by Emily Tesh

There is a Wild Man who dwells in the quiet green depths of Greenhollow and there are many legends and stories about him in the local village. Tobias lives a perfectly unremarkable life in his cottage with his cat, and his dryads. He listens to the wood and keeps himself to himself. Until, however, Greenhollow Hall acquires a new, handsome and very curious owner in Henry Silver. Old secrets better left buried are dug up, and Tobias must confront his troubled past. Read More »

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Two Trees Make a Forest, by Jessica J. Lee

After unearthing a hidden memoir of her grandfather’s life, Jessica J. Lee was determined to learn more about her family’s history. So she journeyed to Taiwan in search of answers. Taiwan is an island of extremes: from towering mountains to dense rainforests and barren escarpments. But its political history is also fraught with obstacles, mystery and tension.
Seeking to piece together her family’s past, as they moved from China to Taiwan, and then further on to Canada, Jessica not only has to navigate the tumultuous terrain of Taiwan, but also the treacherous and uncertain world of memory and language. Read More »

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The Salt Path, by Raynor Winn

In the course of one terrible week, Raynor and her husband Moth lost their family home, their business and received a devastating diagnosis. With their world in turmoil and nowhere to turn, they made a rather drastic decision: to walk to 630-mile-long South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, wild camping along the way and subsisting on about £48 a week. The path would test them in every way imaginable, but it would also allow them to face the very hard truths of their new present and to come to terms with it. Read More »

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Life on Air, by David Attenborough

Have you heard of David Attenborough? What am I saying, of course you have! Everyone knows, and loves, David Attenborough! He has one of the most recognisable voices in the world and is the face of natural history.
I have always loved watching his documentary series, I have quite a few of them on DVD actually, so I knew I would enjoy his memoir. What I was not expecting, was just how much I would love it and how much I would learn about this great man. Read More »

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