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Q&A with Lara Maiklem, author of A Field Guide to Larking

Posted by Lucy H on 20th Aug 2021

Q&A with Lara Maiklem, author of A Field Guide to Larking

Your previous book Mudlarking was a huge success. What made you decide to write this book, and what made you choose fieldlarking this time?I’ve worked with books – selling, producing and editing them – all my working life and I’ve seen just how much blood sweat and tears goes into writing, which is why I never harboured any great ambition…

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​Q&A with Vicki Hird, author of Rebugging the Planet

Posted by Lucy H on 12th Aug 2021

​Q&A with Vicki Hird, author of Rebugging the Planet

What made you decide to write this book?The book started life as a set of fun tips for rebugging which I wrote on my phone on a long train journey somewhere when I’d just seen new evidence showing bug losses worldwide. My to do list got longer, deeper and more political. We can’t just tweak. And I could not help myself. Somehow, as is…

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​Q&A with Chris Salisbury, author of Wild Nights Out

Posted by Lucy H on 11th Jun 2021

​Q&A with Chris Salisbury, author of Wild Nights Out

Your website and Instagram are packed with the most incredible photographs! Do you do all the photography on your own?I do most as I’m facilitating the events.  I’m ‘on the spot’, so try to record the experiences people are having.What made you decide to write this book?It’s been in my mind for about 12 years – nobody has w…

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Q&A with Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan, authors of For the Love of Trees

Posted by Lucy H on 29th Oct 2020

Q&A with Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan, authors of For the Love of Trees

This is a lovely book, and very timely. What made you decide to write it?Vicky: We had just finished Taking The Plunge, our book about wild swimming, and I was thinking about places in the natural world, that give me a similar feeling of connection with nature – and I thought of forests. I also thought of how I’d really enjoyed the t…

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Q&A with Jo Brown, author of Secrets of a Devon Wood

Posted by Lucy H on 13th Oct 2020

Q&A with Jo Brown, author of Secrets of a Devon Wood

We absolutely love the illustrations in Secrets of a Devon Wood. As well as the illustrations, there are lots of fascinating facts about the plants and creatures you have found. Have you always had an interest in ecology and the biology of living things?When I find something new I want to identify it, I want to know why it’s there &am…

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