BOOK­SHELF

Evergreen - - Summer 2018 -

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).

The

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).

Bal­loono­ma­nia

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).

A

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.

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