Still earning after all the years

I occasionally tell you about the huge wealth that comes from writing books – well, my books anyway. I’ve just had a royalty payment from Bloomsbury for Birds and Forestry (1989, with Roderick Leslie), A Message from Martha (2014) and Inglorious (2015, 2nd edition 2016). In 2022 these three books, but basically Inglorious, earned me…

Alternatives to driven grouse shooting

This paper is a mixture of the completely obvious and the quite important. It takes the oft-quoted suggestion by pro-grouse-shooting interests, that the only real alternative land uses to intensive driven grouse shooting are harmful agriculture and harmful afforestation, and says that isn’t true. It clearly isn’t, because what happens in terms of land use…

More riches of authorship

This book is out of stock at the publishers, Bloomsbury, and has been for quite some time now, but then it was published in 2015 (hardback) and 2016 (updated paperback). So if you see one in a bookshop just blow the dust off it, please. I received my royalty payment for 2020 recently and it…

The Inglorious 12th

A week today the grouse shooting season opens (although because it’s Sunday there won’t be any shooting). I wrote this book, Inglorious, to document the ills of driven grouse shooting and to help energise a movement for change. We aren’t there yet – but we are getting closer all the time. Thank you to everyone…

This was nice

Inglorious; conflict in the uplands is nearly three years of age (if publication date = birthday). I’d have thought that anyone who wanted to read it would have done so ages ago, but that just shows how little I know.  I still get the occasional email from people telling me they’ve just read it, and…