Book and DVD reviews

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Walk York

25 February 2020

Author: Phoebe Taplin
Publisher: Pitkin March
Price: £6

Review of “Walk York” by Phoebe Taplin (pub Pitkin March 2019) by Elaine Webb, Ramblers Local Advocacy Manager. This attractive guide packs a lot...

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Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words

15 June 2020

Author: Jeremy Mynott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Price: £16.99

For all their Parthenons and Colosseums, imperial ambitions and endless warfare, ancient Greek and Roman societies were deeply connected to nature. These...

Ninebarrow’s Dorset – Musical walks in a magical landscape

15 June 2020

Author: James LaBouchardiere & Jon Whitley
Publisher: Yonder Stile Ltd
Price: £15

I first became aware of multi-award-winning folk duo Ninebarrow when they appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Ramblings with Clare Balding in October 2019....

Day walks on the South Downs

15 June 2020

Author: Deirdre Huston
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Price: £14.95

This is the second edition of the book (first published in 2011) and is written by an experienced walker and cyclist who also has a keen interest in local...

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Family Foraging

25 February 2020

Author: David Hamilton
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Price: £16.99

This is a super introduction to Foraging. It starts with a basic introduction which assumes no knowledge - explains how to get started, what you need and...

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The Viking Isles: Travels in Orkney and Shetland

09 October 2019

Author: Paul Murton
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Price: £17.99

This is a lovely book to dip in and out of – part travelogue, part history book, part ethnographic chronicle of islands that many of us may know only...

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Sky dance

04 September 2019

Author: John D Burns
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Price: £9.99

“Sky Dance” is John D Burns’ first novel and draws on his many years of experience visiting Scotland’s hills and bothies. His two...

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

21 November 2017

Author: Chirs Packham
Publisher: Ebury Press
Price: £8.99

Chris Packham has been an amiable TV presenter and passionate conservation campaigner for more than three decades, and it’s easy to fall into the trap...

Where Poppies Blow

Where Poppies Blow

21 November 2017

Author: John Lewis-Stempel
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Price: £20

In Flanders fields, the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place, and in the sky The larks still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard...