Off the Shelf: Salad Plants for Your Garden

Off the Shelf: Salad Plants for Your Garden

Continuing with my goal of reading one of the unread gardening books on my shelf every month this year, I choose Salad Plants for Your Garden by Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix as my book for May. It has been in my possession for two years since I bought it in a charity...
Two great books from Timber Press

Two great books from Timber Press

With my bookshelf groaning under the weight of unread review books, I have declared an emergency Reading Week. Reading Week at university is a bit like half term – the lecturers get a week off teaching, and the students are supposed to use it to catch up on their...
Two new books on healing plants

Two new books on healing plants

I have been sent two very different books on healing plants to review this spring. The first is ‘The Herbal Apothecary’. It’s written by JJ Pursell, an American “board-certified naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist”, and published by Timber Press. It...
Off the Shelf: Ray Mears, My Outdoor Life

Off the Shelf: Ray Mears, My Outdoor Life

Fresh from being behind schedule on my quest to read a unread book from my library every month this year, I have caught up a bit. For April’s book I chose Ray Mears: My Outdoor Life, the autobiography of a man synonymous with survival skills, although he prefers the...
On the Shelf: Just Vegetating

On the Shelf: Just Vegetating

I’ve got a little behind in my project to read one of the unread books on my shelf each month. Or, at least, I’ve got a little bit behind in publishing the results! My book for March was Just Vegetating: A Memoir, by Joy Larkcom. I eagerly awaited its publication in...

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