Sunday book – Eagle Warrior by Gill Lewis

‘Bobbie is thrilled that a golden eagle has settled in the forest near her family’s farm. She loves to walk the hills with her granny and watch the bird soar through the sky. But not everyone shares Bobbie’s awe for the spectacular bird. When her granny’s beloved dog is killed by poisoned bait, it soon…

Monday book review – The Blue Hare by Hugh Webster

Reviewed by Ian Carter This book is aimed, I imagine, primarily at older children, perhaps in their early teens or a little younger for more advanced readers. That being so, when asked to read it I thought Iā€™d have a look at a chapter or two to get a flavour of the writing and write…

Sunday book review – Who Owns England? by Guy Shrubsole

I’ve been looking forward to reading this book and it hasn’t disappointed me – I recommend it. I went to the book launch on Tuesday and drank red wine, met some friends and we all sang The Manchester Rambler which was fun. But I was keen to discover what Guy had found out and how….

Sunday book review – Butterflies of Britain and Europe

A second edition of the comprehensive photographic guide to 472 species of European butterfly with another 64 North African and Turkish species thrown in for good measure. This is a commendably simple book – you get lots of very good photographs of all the butterflies you might see in Europe with enough additional information to…