A BOOK TO READ

Country Living (UK) - - A Month in the Country -

Bizarre Eng­land: Dis­cover the Coun­try’s Se­crets & Sur­prises (Michael O’Mara Books, £9.99) In his al­ter­na­tive trip around the coun­try, David Long vis­its sites that are def­i­nitely not on the tourist trail – from devon’s gnome re­serve to bri­tain’s small­est pub. Show­ing us strange builds, mys­ti­cal su­per­sti­tions and sur­pris­ing tra­di­tions, this is a guide like no other.

The Ap­ple Or­chard (Par­tic­u­lar Books, £16.99) Ac­cord­ing to ap­ple fa­natic pete brown, man and na­ture unite in or­chards to cre­ate “some­thing more beau­ti­ful and fruit­ful than ei­ther could alone”. in his in­for­ma­tive yet lyri­cal book, Brown ex­plores the folk­lore of our most fa­mil­iar fruit and dis­cov­ers the sig­nif­i­cance of these cul­ti­vated fruit woods.

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