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Bedhopping at the end of the garden: Collection of essays on birds

Bedhopping at the end of the garden: Quirky collection of philosophical essays on ze behaviour of ze birds Philippe J.Dubois and Elise Rousseau have written a collection of essays on birds A Short Philosophy Of Birds studies how ducks interact with the opposite sex Drakes are old fashioned misogynists while female waders demand male efforts  […]

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Stone me! A house with a four-billion year-old boot scraper

Stone me! A house with a four-billion year-old boot scraper: Stonemason of 30 years explores Britain’s greatest structures Andrew Ziminski has devoted himself to preserving Britain’s greatest structures Stonemason of 30 years, details wonders such as Stonehenge in a new book He reflects on how decay, theft and vandalism come against resilience of stone HISTORY THE […]

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The women who call the midwife, then bite her!

The women who call the midwife, then bite her! And other shocking truths about life on a manic maternity ward Anonymous midwife blows the whistle on underfunded UK hospitals in memoir She recounts being overwhelmed by a stillborn infant as a 17-year-old student  In the 15 years since, she’s been bitten by women in pain […]

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When life is tough, pick up a poem!

When life is tough, pick up a poem! The best titles for those who love rhymes British literary critic Bel Mooney, rounded up her favourite poetry books  She admits to trying verses on her husband from Up In The Attic by Pam Ayres  Her top picks also include Joinedupwriting, Sleeping Letters and In Still Life From his beginnings as a […]

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Why a bath is more dangerous than a bomb

Why a bath is more dangerous than a bomb: The Power Of Bad explores negativity bias and the ‘Crisis Crisis’ – the never-ending series of overhyped threats leading to actions that leave everyone worse off Authors’ message is that we are all wired to react more strongly to bad events    They explore the negativity […]