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The UK’s favourite book about nature

I wrote, some time ago, a piece on the subject of books I’d take with me were I stranded on a desert island. Happily, this was a metaphorical encrusoement, so none of my eight choices were forced upon me by circumstance – survival … Continue reading

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Desert Island Books

Today, on World Book Day, this blog post promises to be the last in an introspective mini-series about the books that have filled one room of my little croft house and are busily seeking new territories elsewhere in the house. … Continue reading

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Of blogs, bookshelfies and broomrape

A great deal of my time in recent months has been spent conducting research for my forthcoming orchid book. A good proportion of this has been online, following tenuous leads through the twists and turns of the internet, chasing stories … Continue reading

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