Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: anthologies for the changing seasons

20 October 2016 // Books

As the final edition in Elliott & Thompson’s seasonal anthology series is published, Melissa Harrison gives some insight into how she helped bring the quartet into being A year ago I was offered the chance to help put together four anthologies of new and old writing about the seasons, in support of The Wildlife Trusts. […]

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Great Britain in Colour: new in the shop

19 October 2016 // Art //Books

No sooner had we embraced the change of season than this terrific riot of colour arrived and lit up the office. Great Britain in Colour is exactly that: a journey through the British Isles brilliantly reimagined by the artist / illustrator Paul Farrell. Landmarks, icons and familiar scenes sit boldly alongside lesser spotted delights of […]

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Arboreal: An introduction

18 October 2016 // Books //Trees

Arboreal is a new title from Little Toller Books. Bringing together some of the finest and best-known names in contemporary writing, this new anthology explores the many strands of what woodlands mean to us. Contributors include Richard Mabey, Germaine Greer, Ali Smith, Simon Armitage, George Peterken, Paul Kingsnorth, Paul Evans, Richard Skelton, Tobias Jones, Jay […]

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Matt’s Bird of the Week

16 October 2016 // Birds //Books //Matt Sewell //Matt's Bird of the Week

A Skein of Geese By Matt Sewell When geese are padding about on webbed feet or chasing you for scraps of bread they are known as a gaggle, which although quite obvious and sweet is also quite apt. More impressively, though, when they are sighted high in the autumn sky, they soar onwards in the […]

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The Un-Discovered Islands

15 October 2016 // Books //Islands

The Un-Discovered Islands by Malachy Tallack (Birlinn, hardback, 152 pages. Out now.) From ancient times right up to the present day, people have imagined islands. Some of these places only ever existed in myths, while others appeared on maps for hundreds of years before finally being erased. Some were strange and fabulous, while others were […]

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