On March 19 2021, a volcano erupted in Iceland at Geldingadlir, where none had appeared for 800 years.
In locked-down Somerset, the photographer and writer Max Milligan leapt out of bed, plotting a stealth return to the land of ice and fire. He envisaged his dream shot: the elusive aurora borealis flickering behind the lava spout in the night sky. Five weeks later he was the only photographer to record those incredible combined phenomenon.
Gardening is perhaps the most accessible experimentation that most of us indulge in, But in gardening and in farming the scientific experimental model, where individual variables are isolated and their effect tested in a controlled environment may not be appropriate as there are an infinite number of variables on and between plants in a garden or on a farm. Charles explores how plants themselves might teach us about processes that occur under the soil and asks “Is this science?”.
Guy's mission was to explain to Hussein how wonderful British life and culture was, and Hussein's was to describe to Guy the realities of life as a young black Muslim in Britain in 2019. Over a forty-mile hike they made friends, fell out, told stories, encountered strangers, argued, laughed and got very sore feet. Held up by COVID-19 and dramatically diverted by BLM, they reached the end of their walk together, but for both of them it marked the start of a new and more important journey.
Guy Kennaway is a writer of memoir and comic novels. Best known for Bird Brain, a story about an optimistic pheasant facing the shooting season, and One People about a Jamaican village about to be engulfed by mass tourism, he has also written about killing his aged mum (with her consent) in TIME TO GO, and a walk he made across Britain with his black muslim son-in-law in FOOT NOTES.
"The only effective defence against the troubles that assail us all in life is laughter." Guy Kennaway
'The Accidental Collector is an outrageous send up of the contemporary art world. It's perceptive, hugely entertaining and full of surprises.' Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction citation
"I adored this absurd romop through the high octane world of contemporary art." Daily Mail
In ‘Skills for Growing’ Charles shares the knowledge and techniques you need for success in all aspects of vegetable gardening, based on my decades of experience.
Charles’ desire is to save you time, effort and money, through making all your inputs effective. From seeds and water, to the space in your garden. There are three chapters with vital information about spacing, and a harvesting table for easier planning of second plantings to keep space full.
He advises on how to create planting plans, succeed with succession and reduce rotation. There are chapters on saving your own seed, propagation, multisowing, spacing for all common vegetables, methods of harvesting and how they influence growth, watering (both when and how much) and using covers for warmth as well as pest protection. He also describes successful winter gardening, and growing perennial vegetables.