Sarah Whittingham’s FERN FEVER


Sarah Whittingham’s book on the Victorians’ passion for ferns – FERN FEVER The Story of Pteridomania, is a readable, beautiful and authoritative hardback. Thoroughly researched, wonderfully illustrated with period photographs and illustrations, and some contemporary images, the book immediately convinces as a classic text on the subject. Dr Sarah Whittingham, better […]

Writing Retreat


I have left London for a week and come here to mid-Wales, to be with my new book, Magic for the Living. I say ‘be with’ because I have found that although writing is part of what books require, they also need other forms of attention. Magic for the Living […]

Independent Bookshops


It’s Independent Booksellers Week from 30th June to 7th July. Thanks very much to my local bookshop for supporting my book.     And to Goldsboro Books in Cecil Court, off the Charing Cross Road (still famous for its bookshops, even if the one called ‘Author’ actually only sells shoes), for […]