Full details of all these September published books are on our website and there’s something for everyone: horse racing, mushrooming, those wanting a British wildlife safari, journalist Michael Clayton and dairy farmer Roger Evans latest books, and there’s not a country lover anywhere who doesn’t need Jill Mason’s forthcoming blockbuster which is packed with facts about what’s going on in farms, forests and mountains the length and breadth of the UK.
A Box of Frogs: What is an idiom? It's a turn of phrase designed to convey a meaning which is different from the literal meaning of the words. But this is a fun take on the subject. Artist and writer Steve Palin has combined another of his passions: his love of animals, birds and insects - to come up with a delightful book in which he has illustrated and explained his favourite wildlife idioms.
Ashforth's Curiosities of Horseracing: Packed full of answers to questions about the countryside, all tackled by Jill Mason in this new fact-packed, illustrated book. It is an invaluable account of the British countryside today, its livestock, its crops and its wildernesses.
Land of Milk and (no) Money: Roger Evans has been an articulate dairy and poultry farmer all his life. From his Shropshire farm, he writes his diary in a well-informed, realistic and funny way, covering all aspects of his life as a farmer today.
My Life in the News: Journalist and Editor Michael Clayton worked his way up from local newspapers to BBC war correspondent, with radio and magazine experience in between. Clayton’s autobiography in journalism is honest, wry and full of insight.
Wild Enthusiasm: Steve's wildlife travel diaries give excellent practical tips, such as bird-hide etiquette, how to identify birds on the wing, how to consult local wildlife rangers about what might be spotted on each outing and where to find that species. But most importantly his highly-readable wildlife travels are a call to others to book themselves in to pubs and small hotels the length and breadth of Britain and follow his example, for a series of fun British wildlife safaris.
Mushrooming without Fear: Here is a mushrooming guide with a totally new, positive approach. Forget all the other 500 species. You only need to know these twelve. And you need to know them fully, without a shadow of a doubt. Alex Schwab's mushrooming rules are few but they are fixed rules. His key identification points leave no room for uncertainty. And he promises you these mushrooms will all taste delicious.
Everything you wanted to know about the Countryside: Packed full of answers to questions about the countryside, all tackled by Jill Mason in this new fact-packed, illustrated book. It is an invaluable account of the British countryside today, its livestock, its crops and its wildernesses.