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Nature to the fore

This author had great imagination and good experience of the subject. I was transported in the jungles of India, just as the title promises. I loved the understanding of animals, seeing the world through their eyes. They have a hidden existence that we will never be able to fully appreciate.

Essentially this is for children. As an adult I found the writing thoroughly engaging and different to the way I remember it yeats ago.

In these days where nature is getting more marginalised every year, this book reads like a champion of conservation, celebrating wildlife and the way it all fits together.

There will be a few who might take offence at some colonial references but this is actual history and you can't change facts and attitudes that have passed.

Smart, concise, engaging.

I like this author. Her use of words is clear and engaging. You can inhabit her characters quickly and get pulled along by their emotions.

And bravo to Penguin for producing these mini masterpiece books.

Lessons from the past

A fascinating insight into what many believe they know and understand. Prepare to think again. This is a much more complicated subject than popular media portrays. What happened at Auschwitz must never be forgotten, for the sake of ourselves and all who perished in such an appalling way.

The book is littered with details of crimes against humanity. The human race makes a very poor showing. We are supposed to be the most intelligent things on the planet yet this part of contemporary history shows us to be the stupidest, weakest, most sadistic and easily led.

The quality of the journalism is very good. Incisive, thoughtful, not prone to the obvious, it leads the reader through a terrible set of circumstances and helps throw light on the psychology of everyone involved, using first hand knowledge wherever possible.

So I recommend this to anyone. We live in an age where many are driven by social media like brainless sheep (no insult intended towards sheep). This kind of real, thoughtful study is what we need more of to help us understand the full picture and not what we want, or are told, to believe.

The Interceptor

The Interceptor is the title of my new book.  It is currently at draft stage but will be available 21st October 2019.  For further news and a chance to win a free copy, sign up to my email list on this site.

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