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A wonderful table of books! Thank you Waterstones, Shrewsbury!
Right: A Murmuration of Starlings - The Collective Nouns of Animals and Birds, Nearest Earthly Place to Paradise - The Literary Landscape of Shropshire, How the Other Half Lived - Ludlow's Working Classes 1850-1960, Wild Flowers of Britain – month by month and The WI Country Woman's Year 1960.
Liam Mulvin, author of Don't Worry He Doesn't Bite, was interviewed about his new book by Debbie McCrory on BBC Radio Cornwall on Monday. If you missed the interview you can list again here (1 hour, 14 min in):
Liam Mulvin - Author and Postman, held a Don't Worry He Doesn't Bite! book launch in Farnham where he was a postman for forty years before moving to Cornwall. Liam says of the title of his new book:
These words ‘Don’t worry, he doesn’t bite.’ are the opening salvo to which two further sentences will then be added.
Swiftly follows the most incredulous, shocked voice you will ever hear in your life, stating:
‘Well, he’s never done that before!’
Which then leads, as night follows day, to the third line which is delivered smoothly and glibly,
‘You must have done something to upset him.’
French nymphing techniques have just won the French flyfishing team the World Championship in Slovakia. Team member, Julien Daguillanes, explains his winning methods in Nymphing - the new way (£20)
Helen Shaw and Bob Shelmerdine, authors of Land's End to John O'Groats - were interviewed by Sally Naden and Brett Davison on BBC Radio Lancashire last week. Sally and Brett talked to the Helen and Bob about the pleasure – and pain – of completing this iconic walk in seven two-week holiday stages over a period of 18 months. If you missed the interview you can list again here (1 hour, 40 min in.
We launched My Wood by Stephen Dalton in the beautiful setting of Sussex Wildlife Trust. My Wood celebrates the amazing diversity of Stephen's wood and is illustrated throughout with Stephen's breathtaking photographs of butterflies, birds, insects, spiders, mammals, plants and trees. My Wood is available now (£14.99).
Wayside Medicine by Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal was reviewed in the August issue of Country Home & Interiors magazine who urge readers to 'Make life lovely – herbal medicine can be more useful for chronic health conditions that don't respond to prescription medication. Consuming milk thistle can help the digestive function, stimulate liver cell growth and detoxify the body. Read ....Wayside Medicine for more tips.'
Helen Shaw and Bob Shelmerdine, authors of Land's End to John O'Groats, have been interviewed about their journey - which they completed in seven two-week holiday stages over a period of 18 months - by the Lancashire Telegraph. You can read the interview in full here:
My Wood by Stephen Dalton has been included in the September edition of the RPS Journal - the membership magazine for the Royal Photographic Society.
Land's End to John O'Groats guide
'It took the photographer Helen Shaw 81 days to walk from Land’s End in Cornwall to John o’ Groats in the north of Scotland with her partner, Bob Shelmerdine. She describes their journey in a charming new book in which the epic, 1,140-mile walk is broken into stages, with a maximum of 21 miles a day recommended, handy maps and glossy pictures provided, and hotel advice offered (Merlin Unwin, £14.99).'
Mike, John and Lynne Hayward - photographers and author of A Year in Shropshire - were interviewed by Adam Green and Vicky Archer on BBC Radio Shropshire yesterday afternoon. Adam and Vicky talked to the Hayward family about the joys of working together and photographing the beautiful county of Shropshire. If you missed the interview you can listen again here (13 min in).
St. Mawe's favourite postman, Liam Malvin, held a book launch last night which has been described as 'a great community event'. Don't Worry He Doesn't Bite! is a collection of short anecdotes about Liam's daily post round: the rural characters he meets, the wildlife he witnesses and the curious incidents that take place as he delivers the post.
Academic and wildcat enthusiast, Chris Clegg, holding a copy of his book The Scottish Wildcat which is available now!
Don't Worry He Doesn't Bite by Liam Mulvin has been reviewed by Sallie Eden on the RoselandOnline website. Sallie says: 'Liam's book is nothing short of delightful.' You can read Sallie's review in full here.
Buying one of our newly published books? Why not add (at no extra postage cost!) a copy of our Book of the Month for September, Gone Native? Author Donald MacIntosh was short-listed for the Thomas Cook Travel Book of the Year. MacIntosh, eldest son of an Perthshire woodcutter, worked solo for 30 years as a tree prospector and surveyor in the remote jungles of West Africa and this is a hardback collection of his surprising and amusing essays which take him from Nigeria to Liberia, Cameroon to Gabon….
Gone Native normally retails at £14.99 but throughout September you can buy it through out website for just £5 plus p&p!
Shropshire and Beyond father and son photographers Mike and John Hayward wowed all the guests at the launch party of their new book, A Year in Shropshire (last night) at Ludlow Castle. Their stunning photographs from the book were projected on the walls and it was widely agreed that they really do showcase ‘Shropshire as you’ve never seen it before’. The book is a handsome hardback (£20), it is published on 5 September but you can buy it from us now.