The story of inspired people who became Eight
Conservationists Who Changed Our World, is the theme for
this book by Larry Nielsen. The author was one of four
presenters of a training course for the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service at its National Training Center in
Shepherdstown, West Virginia Read more...
Cats, like dogs, share our lives. Some cats even like to
share our adventures. In my experience, boy cats are
generally bigger and braver than girls, and more inclined
to wander. The cats will follow me walking or on horseback
and some will enjoy being exhibited at a cat show Read more...
Talk about caring for relatives! Hannah Lambright already
cares for her great grandmother and now a baby girl under
two years is dumped at her door. To complicate matters,
Hannah's father has left a note claiming that the girl
Shelby is Hannah's sister; oh, and she looks to Read more...
Whether you're a gourmet diner or interested in culture or
nature or how indigenous peoples make a living, you're
going to be fascinated by UPSTREAM: SEARCHING FOR WILD
SALMON FROM RIVER TO TABLE. Starting with the first day of
salmon fishing and the fishmarket on the street in Read more...
I've read a few books in the popular Ransom
and was delighted to start another one. A newcomer reading
the stories by Jodie Thomas will be pleased that the first
character we meet is another newcomer, Blade Read more...
Denizen Hardiwick is a smallish thirteen year old lad in
Crosscaper Orphanage. He is not aware of having any
relatives, but a couple of strangers take an altogether
sinister interest in him. One day he is given a message to
pack a bag and be ready to be picked up Read more...
Alexandra Cooper has lived through her share of turmoil,
but the special victims prosecutor has never before had
someone die in her arms. Leaving a reception at New York's
Metropolitan Museum of Art, with longtime friend Mike
Chapman from NYPD, she meets her boss and mentor Paul
Battaglia. I Read more...
This poignant novel opening in 1340 follows the life of
Joan of Kent, daughter of Margaret, Dowager Countess of
Kent, who was pardoned after her husband was executed.
Stripped of lands and wealth, the Countess managed to have
her girls raised at Windsor, seldom seeing them but working
towards restoring Read more...
LAND ON FIRE with its subtitle, How Extreme Wildfire Is
Reshaping the West, is an accurate description of the
contents. If you live near a forest and have smelt smoke,
you are probably well informed about the risk in your
immediate neighbourhood. But fires are becoming more
frequent as the Read more...
While this is a fiction book, of course it is based on some
measure of true personal experience. Who among us would
like to call herself a domestic failure? CONFESSIONS OF A
DOMESTIC FAILURE sounds scary.
Our protagonist Ashley married in her early thirties, and
is now a stay-home Read more...
Another puzzle occurs for the girls who are
discovering 'Fairy Senses' in this series for young
readers. So far the senses like hearing and sight have been
awarded to different girls and one boy in order that they
can see or hear fairies, unlike everyone else. What the
fairies want Read more...
Third in the Mistress
Jaffrey Mystery series comes a fine
old puzzle. We likes our ales in Cornwall, we does, and we
don't hold with strangers poking their nose in, which is
like to lead to MURDER IN A Read more...
This enjoyable romance deposits three feisty little boys
onto an unmarried lady in 1896. Just like today, they've
got colds and ear-aches, and at nine months they take a lot
of holding and feeding. THE RANCHER'S SURPRISE TRIPLETS are
left by an unfortunate woman who is beggared Read more...
This Young Adult book will be enjoyed by adults too,
provided they don't mind the unusual format. Alex is a
space-obsessed kid of eleven who is busy recording a
message to aliens on other planets, and he wants to send a
Golden iPod into space on his own Read more...
Reissued by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in
electronic form is this 1954 classic THREE SINGLES TO
ADVENTURE. Gerald Durrell was a lifelong animal enthusiast
who spent a decade collecting animals for zoos and
conservation efforts, before settling down and establishing
his own conservation trust and zoo on the British Read more...
Having read an enchanting book on owls of the world, by
artist Matt Sewell, I was delighted to find another in the
same vein. A CHARM OF GOLDFINCHES AND OTHER COLLECTIVE
NOUNS looks at a host of natural nouns and the creatures
they describe. We all know a pride of Read more...
This fourth in the series of memoirs by Anu Vasisht's
daughter, Shabnam Vasisht, takes us through Anu's later
years as a school principal in India and into her
retirement. We see the title is very apt, because Anu was
tugged in many directions both physically and emotionally
during Read more...
Rebecca Holt stands up to her businessman husband when his
partner disappears under a cloud. Accusations of
embezzlement are hard to shake. For the sake of their son
Matthew, she insists on a divorce - they've grown so far
apart and Tim has become very unpleasant under stress. Then
Rebecca Read more...
Set during the tumult of the Spanish invasion of the
Americas, this strongly-themed romance drew me from the
start. THE SPANIARD'S INNOCENT MAIDEN is a girl from the
Totonac tribe, which are oppressed by and fearful of the
Aztecs. The Totonac at first see the Spaniards as their Read more...
I love this short and sweet picture book about a lively cat
and her big adventure outdoors.
Pixie has a loving family to care for her, but she is
determined to find out what the world outside the window
smell and feels like. She wants to chase butterflies and
touch Read more...