The Garden Jungle is a wonderful introduction to the hundreds of small creatures with whom we live cheek-by-jowl and of the myriad ways that we can encourage them to thrive. Dave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating lives of these creatures, explaining how our lives, and ultimately the fate of humankind, are inextricably intertwined with that of earwigs, bees, lacewings and hoverflies, unappreciated heroes of the natural world.
‘Exquisite…should be read by every gardener in the country’ Observer
We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event, with extinctions occurring faster than at any time in the last 65 million years. ‘Bioabundance’ is in decline, with recent studies showing that insects in particular seem to be disappearing fast. If it continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet. Dave Goulson explains why insects are in decline, and suggest how we should tackle this crisis, first by turning our gardens into oases for life.
Vintage paperback, £9.99
‘Averting the Insect Apocalypse’
Zoom author talk by Dave Goulson on 17th November organised by the Colchester Natural History Society and Colchester Sixth Form College – find out how to book a ticket here
*Publication date 12th November – pre order now to ensure earliest dispatch.
Still hungry for anarchy after 25 years… Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh teams up with Football Factory’s John King and Alan Warner for their new book.
The Seal Club is a three-novella collection. It features three stories that capture the authors’ ongoing interests and concerns, stories that reflect bodies of work that started with Morvern Callar, Trainspotting and The Football Factory – all best-sellers, all turned into high-profile films.
The Seal Club – maverick, free-thinking fiction for the 2020s.
London Books paperback, £9.99
Essex Book Festival and Anglia Ruskin University are delighted to invite you to an online event hosted by Tony Fisher, of BBC Radio Essex, on Wednesday 11th November – find out more here.
Thursday October 15th at 7 pm We are thrilled to be partnering with @picadorbooks on the launch of John Cooper Clarke’s long-awaited memoir #IWannaBeYours! Join John & a series of special guests as he finally lifts the lid on his extraordinary life in this one-off live event. John will be in conversation with his road manager, … Continue reading Book Launch: John Cooper Clarke and friends, ‘I Wanna Be Yours’→
Thursday October 15th at 7 pm
We are thrilled to be partnering with @picadorbooks on the launch of John Cooper Clarke’s long-awaited memoir #IWannaBeYours!
Join John & a series of special guests as he finally lifts the lid on his extraordinary life in this one-off live event.
John will be in conversation with his road manager, long-time friend and confidante Johnny Green. Throughout the evening, John and Johnny will be joined by a series of special guests who will share their stories about John. (currently confirmed: Lauren LaVerne, Pam Ayres, Cillian Murphy more to come).
Entrance to the event comes with pre-orders of the book costing £20.00.
Only Here for a Visit: from Sporting Glories to Wild Stories
*Signed by the author*
The hilarious, no holds barred autobiography from sporting legend and broadcaster Alan Brazil.
As Alan recounts tales from his extraordinary life, he relives the sporting occasions, radio broadcasts and famously long drinking sessions that have defined his career. He takes readers inside the talkSPORT studio for a behind-the-scenes view of his most memorable interviews, and talks for the first time about the on-pitch rivalries and dressing room debriefs of his footballing career.
With his typically outspoken and irreverent delivery, Alan shares everything from his thoughts on how the sports he loves have changed to his top tips for picking winners (and many losers) at Cheltenham. And he revels in wine-soaked jaunts in the South of France and late-night supermarket sweeps with Ray Parlour – if you can keep up.
Packed full of never-before-told stories, refreshing appraisals, sporting controversy and a cast of larger-than-life characters, this is a brutally honest and wickedly funny insight into an extraordinary life.
Pre-order today to reserve your signed copy ahead of publication on October 29th.