June 26, 2018

"Living wild species are like a library of books still unread. Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning the library without ever having read its books" - John Dingell.

I had previously heard John Lewis-Stempel book ‘The Wood’ serialised on Radio 4 and had enj...

June 12, 2018

I have re-read the famous ‘Zorba the Greek’ recently and, as clichéd as it sounds, found rather  more meaning in my reading of it as a 20 something adult, as opposed to a wet behind the ears teenager.

What jumps, quite literally, out of the pages is Zorba’s passion. His...

June 11, 2018

I was quite struck with the idea of finding out more about ‘The Secret Life of Cows’. I have long believed that animals, are much more clever and in touch with their own feelings, needs and desires than humans- think rescue dogs, sniffer dogs etc. There are also storie...

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