MKNHS Book Review Evening: Book List from 9th November 2021


Below is a list of books which were reviewed at the MKNHS book review evening on 9th November.

2 of the reviews had to be left out or cut short due to lack of time. These are available as links:
Ian Saunders’ review of Ghosts of Gondwana, by George Gibbs
Mike LeRoy’s review of Swifts and Us, by Sarah Gibson

  1. Julie Lane
    The Seabird’s Cry: the Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers – Adam Nicholson  (2018: William Collins)
    [Winner of the Wainwright Prize 2018; USA title: ‘The Seabird’s Cry: the Lives and Loves of the Planet’s Great Ocean Voyagers’]
  2. Charles Kessler
    English Pastoral: An Inheritance – James Reebanks
    (2020: Allen Lane/Penguin Books)
  3. Sue Weatherhead
    Butterflies (British Wildlife Collection, Number 10) – Martin Warren
    (2021: Bloomsbury)
  4. Tim Arnold
    Much Ado About Mothing: A year intoxicated by Britain’s rare and remarkable moths
    James Lowen
    (2021: Bloomsbury)
  5. Mary Sarre
    The Consolation of Nature: Spring in the time of the Coronavirus –Michael McCarthy,
    Jeremy Mynott and Peter Marren
    (2020: Hodder)
    A Claxton Diary: Further Field Notes from a Small Planet – Mark Cocker
    (2019: Jonathan Cape)
  6. Ian Saunders
    Beasts Before Us: The untold story of mammal origins and evolution – Elsa Panciroli
    (2021: Bloomsbury Sigma publishing)
    Ghosts of Gondwana: The history of life in New Zealand – George Gibbs
    (Fully revised edition, 2016: Potton and Burton)
  7. Colin Docketty
    A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies: a celebration of Britain’s 59 species – Jonathan Bradley
    (2020: Merlin Unwin Books, Ludlow)
  8. Mike LeRoy
    Swifts and Us: The Life of the Bird that Sleeps in the Sky – Sarah Gibson
    (2021: William Collins)