Cover Title , Author, Year Summary Rating Date read Category & Tags

The Book of Trespass

Crossing the lines that divide us

Author : Nick Hayes
Published: 2020

How we lost our land, and why, and why it matters.

by rogerco on 27 Nov 2020

27 Nov 2020

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Author : Delia Owens
Published: 2018

Girl child of 7 lives alone in the North Carolina marsh after her family all leave her abusive dad. Grows into a strange isolated young woman, who is taught by nature and the marsh.

Synopsis 398 words

by rogerco on 27 Nov 2020

27 Nov 2020

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The Three Body Problem

Author : Cixin Liu

Synopsis extract: From the Chinese Cultural Revolution to an alien invasion fleet due to arrive in 2450.

Synopsis 14 words

by Roger on 21 Apr 2020

21 Apr 2020

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Underland

Author : Robert Macfarlane
Published: 2019

What lies beneath. A practical poetic exploration of the third dimension of land.

by rogerco on 01 Jan 2020

01 Jan 2020

Uncategorised non-fiction

The Living and The Dead in Winsford

Author : Hakan Nesser
Published: 2015

Synopsis extract: Woman and her dog spend the winter in isolated cottage on Exmoor on the run from her demons

Synopsis 18 words

by Roger on 30 Nov 2019

30 Nov 2019

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The Handmaid's Tale

Author : Margaret Atwood

Synopsis extract: Post deluvian life in a rump of the USA where fertility has collapsed and fertile women are enslaved as concubines by the ruling elite of an authoritarian state

Synopsis 28 words

by Roger on 01 Nov 2019

01 Nov 2019

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Hag-seed

Author : Margaret Atwood
Published: 2016

Synopsis extract: Reworking of the Tempest (Shakespeare) through description of a workshop performance in a prison used by the director to take revenge on those who slighted him.

Synopsis 26 words

by Roger on 01 Oct 2019

01 Oct 2019

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The Way

Author : Edward (Teddy) Goldsmith
Published: 1992

No summary or synopsis available

by Roger on 23 Feb 2019

23 Feb 2019

Imported non-fiction

Angels of Albion

Author : Jane Robinson
Published: 1996

Synopsis extract: Drawn from contemporary accounts by women (mem-sahibs) caught up in the 1857 Indian Mutiny (aka 1st War of Independence)

Synopsis 18 words

by Roger on 25 Oct 2018

25 Oct 2018

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Exit West

Author : Mohsin Hamid

Synopsis extract: Two young people in an unspecified middle eastern troubled city fall for each other and escape through a science fiction mechanism and drift apart

Synopsis 24 words

by Roger on 28 Aug 2018

28 Aug 2018

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Feral

Author : George Monbiot

Synopsis extract: Essays on our relationship with the wild world through the author's personal experiences.

Synopsis 13 words

by Roger on 23 Aug 2018

23 Aug 2018

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Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist

Author : Paul Kingsnorth
Published: 2017

Synopsis extract: Collection of essays from 2011 to 2016 broadly explaining his transition from environmental activism in the 90s to a deep ecology approach and the Dark Mountain project.

Synopsis 25 words

by Roger on 06 Aug 2018

06 Aug 2018

Imported non-fiction

Single & Single

Author : John le Carre

Synopsis extract: Organised crime from Russia and Turkey meets HM Customs via a defector from the bank that cleans their money. ...

Synopsis 28 words

by Roger on 25 Jul 2018

25 Jul 2018

Imported fiction

How To Read Water

Author : Tristan Gooley
Published: 2016

Synopsis extract: A discourse on water from drops to oceans and its characteristics and quirks

Synopsis 13 words

by Roger on 22 Jul 2018

22 Jul 2018

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No Is Not Enough

Defeating the New Shock Politics

Author : Naomi Klein
Published: 2017

No summary or synopsis available

by Roger on 21 Jul 2018

21 Jul 2018

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The Shining Girls

Author : Lauren Beukes
Published: 2013

Synopsis extract: Serial killer's failed victim tracks him down.

Synopsis 7 words

by Roger on 21 Jun 2018

21 Jun 2018

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Barkskins

Author : Annie Proulx
Published: 2016

Synopsis extract: Rambling through 350 years of history of humans in the boreal forsests of N.america focusing on the intersecting stories of the Sel family of Mi'kmak native americans and the Duchet/Duke family of settlers.

Synopsis 34 words

by Roger on 19 Jun 2018

19 Jun 2018

Imported fiction

The Legacy of Luna

Author : Julia Butterfly Hill

Synopsis extract: Luna is a giant redwood. ...

Synopsis 46 words

by Roger on 28 Apr 2018

28 Apr 2018

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The Ashes of London

Author : Andrew Taylor
Published: 2016

Synopsis extract: The aftermath of the great fire. ...

Synopsis 45 words

by Roger on 22 Apr 2018

22 Apr 2018

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In a Green Shade

Author : Richard Mabey
Published: 1983

Synopsis extract: Collection of previously published essays from magazines and newspapers from about 1974

Synopsis 11 words

by Roger on 01 Apr 2018

01 Apr 2018

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The Quality of Silence

Author : Rosamund Lupton

Synopsis extract: Woman and 10yo deaf daughter travel across Alaska in winter on the Dalton Highway to find husband/father. ...

Synopsis 27 words

by Roger on 01 Apr 2018

01 Apr 2018

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Guns, Germs and Steel

Author : Jared Diamond
Published: 1997

Synopsis extract: Human history explained from a geological, ecological, anthropological, linguistic and archeological perspective

Synopsis 12 words

by Roger on 17 Mar 2018

17 Mar 2018

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The Moth Snowstorm

Nature and Joy

Author : Michael McCarthy
Published: 2015

Synopsis extract: Personal account of authors involvement and love for the world. ...

Synopsis 22 words

by Roger on 01 Mar 2018

01 Mar 2018

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Turtles All The Way Down

Author : John Green

No summary or synopsis available

by Roger on 22 Feb 2018

22 Feb 2018

Imported non-fiction

When We Were Orphans

Authors : Kazou Ishiguro & Kazuo Ishiguro

No summary or synopsis available

by Roger on 04 Feb 2018

04 Feb 2018

Imported fiction

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