Writer picks out his Sunday best

WILDLIFE author, campaigner and blogger Mark Avery may have scaled back the frequency of his blog posts, but thankfully his weekly book reviews are still offering a helpful snapshot of the latest nature book releases.

If you’ve missed his words of wisdom over the past couple of months, he’s been reviewing books about swifts, more swifts, grouse shooting, and an exploration of ecological principles illustrated by UK natural history.

Back in previous weeks there were reviews of books dealing with everything from hummingbirds, our relationship with nature, the Lake District and rewilding to Britain’s insects, an anthology of women writing about nature and volumes about moths and butterflies.

With so many titles weighing down the nature shelves, it’s helpful to have an old friend casting an experienced eye over the latest releases, and in the meantime Mark assures us he has been making excellent progress with his next book since he stopped his daily blog posts.

“If I have written 1000 words by breakfast around 0830 then it’s a good day. If I am still writing by 1030 then it’s a really good day,” he says.

Visitors to his blog can sign up for his monthly “news blast”, which includes links to his latest Sunday book reviews.

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