Voices of the Second World War, A Child’s Perspective is a fascinating set of youthful accounts collected together by Sheila Renshaw. ( Pen & Sword, 162pp, paperback, £ 12.99).
Florilegium is a large format volume celebrating 200 years of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, and contains a large number of splendid colour paintings covering native Australian and imported species. ( Kew, 224pp, paperback, £ 32).
The two latest in the Cathedrals of Britain series by Bernadette Fallon are London and the South East and North of England and
Scotland. Each chapter has a helpful “don’t miss” section for when you visit the buildings. ( Pen & Sword, 124pp, paperback, £ 12.99).
Haworth in Yorkshire is famous for its steep cobbled street but also for its literary heritage. In The Brontë Sisters, Life, Loss
and Literature, Catherine Rayner examines the many facets of this famous family. ( Pen & Sword, 248pp, paperback, £ 14.99).
Compiled by Paul Dyson, Who’s Who of the Yorkshire
County Cricket Club will interest all cricket enthusiasts, irrespective of whether they support the White Rose county or not. ( Great Northern, 256pp, hardback, £ 19.99).
Covering hundreds of different locations across the country, Scotland’s Gardens 2018 Guidebook is magnificent. Everything you need to know is here and all proceeds go to charity. An exceptional publication. ( Scotland’s Gardens, 306pp, paperback, £ 5).
Edited by Jan McMorland Hunter,
Favourite Poems of London is a delightful collection of accessible poems including a most amusing one by Spike Milligan about St. Paul’s Cathedral, and a gem from John Betjeman called “Business Girls”. ( Batsford, 96pp, paperback, £ 7.99).
Belles by Sharon Wright is an interesting book about the “daredevil divas who first took to the sky” in hot air balloons. Most survived to tell the tale but not all. ( Pen & Sword, 174pp, hardback, £ 19.99).
Pembrokeshire Coast Path
and Hadrian’s Wall Path are the latest in a brilliant series of guidebooks crammed full of maps and general information which simply invite walkers to go and explore the great outdoors. Neatly sliced into smaller chunks, each stage of the path is explained in fine detail. ( Trailblazer, 244pp, paperback, £ 11.99).
drian Goldsworthy’s Hadrian’s Wall tells you all you need to know about this outpost of the Roman Empire. ( Head of Zeus, 192pp, hardback, £ 18.99).
The rare Australian Small- leaved Tamarind. See The Florilegium.
One of many wonderful images in Scotland’s Gardens 2018 Guidebook.
There are many fine pictures in Favourite Poems of London.