Stuart Kelly's biography of Sir Walter Scott defies classification in terms of genre. Rather than a literary biography, or critical study, it is a personal examination of the sometimes overwhelming affect Scott has had on Scottish identity at large, and on how his legacy affects the very act of writing in Scotland.
When Rose hears beautiful music coming from the forest, she is soon swept up into an enchanting secret world. This beautifully illustrated tale of old fairy magic and Midsummer song is steeped in Scottish folklore. From the creators of The Selkie Girl.
Follow the cuddly little alien 'Dillie Dally' as he flies to Planet Dream and meets the super soft Bedtime Sheep in their propeller hats and the cuddly multi-coloured Chumbles. A TV tie-in board book to accompany the successful CBeebies animated series as seen on Bedtime hour.
'The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk, and the most powerful work of biography I have read in years' Neil Gaiman 'I can't recommend it too highly' Helen Macdonald 'One of those rare, enchanted books' Isabella Tree 'I was entranced' Cathy Rentzenbrink
This is a radical new look at the Common Swift - a numerous but profoundly un-common bird - by Charles Foster, author of the New York Times Bestseller, Being a Beast. Foster follows the swifts throughout the world, manically, lyrically, yet scientifically.
Entangled Life is a mind-altering journey into a spectacular and neglected world, and shows that fungi provide a key to understanding both the planet on which we live, and life itself. 'Reads like an adventure story ...
Now she investigates the immense challenges humanity faces as we scramble to reverse, in a matter of decades, the effects we've had on the atmosphere, the oceans, the world's forests and rivers - on the very topography of the globe. In Under a White Sky, she takes a hard look at the new world we are creating.
It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.' All we need is the will to do so.'
What can we really do about the climate emergency? The inconvenient truth is that we are causing the climate crisis with our carbon intensive lifestyles and that fixing - or even just slowing - it will affect all of us. But it can be done.
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