Little Hazelnut

The pop-up picture book that brings you closer to nature. * It’s almost spring – can’t you feel it? The green is sprouting in the park and the birds are shaking out their winter feathers as if to say, “Bring it on, 2018.” With those longer days fast-approaching, I wanted a book that made me […]

Few and Far Between: On the Trail of Britain’s Rarest Animals

Charlie Elder is on a mission. From endangered snakes to adorable dormice – this author will stop at nothing until he’s uncovered some of the rarest animals in the British Isles. Few and Far Between gives us a unique glimpse into the lives of our most secretive creatures, and the experts who are doing all […]

Rambling down the Ribble

There’s nothing like a cheeky escape to the country when you know other people are in work. It’s like ducking out of P.E. and getting to laugh at everyone tripping over their shoelaces. Ha. On Monday I had the morning off to do some dreaded ‘life things’ because apparently I’m an adult now. However, amongst […]

Walking the Holloway…

I was skipping about the shelves at Waterstones recently and came across the beautiful and intriguing Holloway by Robert Macfarlane, Stan Donwood and Dan Richards (Faber & Faber, £14.99). I had to do a double-take. I mean, have you seen this book? With its swirling whorl of branches in stark black and white, I needed it on […]

The Bird and Bookcase

We might still be clinging to our hot water-bottles and be deep in our winter socks but it’s never too early for a spot of spring cleaning! Having finally decided to get into nature conservation, this blog needs a bit of sprucing up. As of March 2014 I will be a Resident Intern at Leighton […]

Sharon Olds and “memory’s dark-blue corridor”

Have you ever been to Reid of Liverpool? Well, you should have. You definitely should have: but I warn you, if you’re a bookworm – you may not want to leave. Reid is a secondhand book shop on Mount Pleasant, complete with log-fire, plumes of dust, and a poetry collection that spans an entire wall.  It’s […]