The Axeman Cometh

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

‘The way a person cuts and stacks wood can tell you a great deal about him,’ declares Lars Mytting in this improbable international bestseller – which is somewhat worrying to me as I survey the uncouth heap of beech in my ramshackle woodshed. My problem may be that I do not have the advantage of […]

Ways of Seeding

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

Richard Mabey is our own Green Man. Who else has explored the world of British plants (and other countryside matters) so knowledgeably with such persistence and sheer enthusiasm, drawing so many of us along with him? Who else can write about nature with such fluency? In nearly twenty books, including such tours de force as […]

Long Live the King?

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

There is more to lions than meets the eye. Given what does, this is surprising. Formidably strong, prone to violent mayhem on an expansive scale, the lion is surely equipped to look after itself. Tragically, that is not the case. Hemmed in by mankind, the African lion is in trouble, on the same fatal trajectory […]

What Lies Beneath

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

This book’s subtitle, ‘The Mysteries of Loch Ness’, lets slip the fact that the possible existence of a monster in those deep, cold Scottish waters is merely one of the enigmas it addresses – and not necessarily the most significant, either. The first two hundred pages of this lively and entertaining account are essentially a […]

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