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...
International Women’s Day 2017: Joy Larkcom

International Women’s Day 2017: Joy Larkcom

Today is International Women’s Day, when we reflect on and celebrate the progress we’ve made on women’s rights, and challenge gender inequality. I’ll start by addressing two inevitable questions. 1. International Men’s Day is Sunday 19 November 2. There are lots of...

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