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Seed pests and pathogens are sometimes inadvertently introduced into new areas. For example, Knopper galls are caused by a gall wasp (Andricus quercuscalicis) which may have crossed the English Channel on high altitude winds. 70 more words


Daniel Kehlmann "Fame"

This is a novel in nine stories and as Leo, a famous author says “Stories within stories within stories. You never  know where one ends and the the next starts! 286 more words


Book Review: The Playground by Julia Kelly

The Playground

Author: Julia Kelly
Publisher: Quercus
Published: 2014
Type: Paperback
Pages: 276

*Thanks to Midas PR for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a bunch of my honest words and sentences.* 591 more words


Lovely Old Lion

Lovely Old Lion
Julia Jarman and Susan Varley
Andersen Press
What a gorgeous book but one would expect no less: its illustrator, Susan Varley is the creator of the classic… 476 more words

Picture Books

Hotel K, Kathryn Bonella: Another Review from Bali!

I drove passed the Kerobokan Prison whilst travelling around Bali, and I was instantly intrigued. Its imposing and decrepit looking walls just seem so out of place – a stone’s throw from the beach and surrounded by ambling tourists and surfers in board shorts. 351 more words


I Followed the Rules is out now!

Yes, my second novel is in Heat Magazine’s top 5 books and is out now!!

‘The retro dating guide’s recent renaissance left most sane, modern women baffled, but Bolouri has written a character who cleverly challenges the concept. 39 more words



My Quercus agrifolia brings all the birds to the yard, and they’re re like…

Laying Dormant