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Exactly What You Mean (2022, Penguin Books, Limited) 5 stars

Beautiful, complex, absorbing

5 stars

This is an extraordinary novel, a series of short stories linked in wonderfully inventive and intricate ways. The reader is taken through the decades, seeing choices and consequences. Betrayal, passion, love, tenacity, brittleness, and love... Everything is underpinned by that.

I loved this book. It absorbed me into different times and worlds, and left deep impressions in a number of ways.

Wilding (2019, New York Review Books) 5 stars

This a blow by blow and month by month account of how a well-managed, but …

A beautiful and inspiring book

5 stars

I loved this book. Taking as the starting point an unsustainable agri-business model that will be familiar to anyone who follows 'contemporary' British agriculture practice, the book charts the progress of a farm towards a nature-friendly destination.

The writing is quite beautiful in its description of nature, in hundreds of different ways. The passion of the author clearly shines through, and I hope that other land owners have been inspired as a result.

I finished this book on a trip to the Abergavenny area, like much of Wales over-grazed and an ecosystem desert. There is so much for us to learn and appreciate from nature, and this book has been an amazing insight into possibility.

This is How You Lose the Time War (Paperback, 2019, Jo Fletcher Books) 4 stars

Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange …

Beautifully written and inventive; but not my cuppa

3 stars

For all this book's beautiful, poetic narrative, and hugely imaginative premise, I couldn't engage with it fully. I was too impatient for the plot, and I had to make myself read it rather than jump eagerly in for the next installment.