The QI Book of Animal Ignorance by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson

The QI Book of Animal Ignorance is a selection of articles about creatures from Aardvark to Worm, which means the authors are applying the word ‘animal’ in it’s loosest sense. The book covers birds, reptiles, amphibians, ¬†fish, arthropods and invertebrates as well as mammals and marsupials. Unlike the various QI Books of xxxx Facts, this…

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Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons by Gerald Durrell

When an author has written a series of books I usually prefer to review them in the order they were written,, or in chronological order if the series has a chronology. I’m going to break that habit with Gerald Durrell’s books because I picked up some books covering his later collecting trips. These are the…

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Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Fall of Giants is the first book in Ken Follett’s ‘Century’ trilogy. It tells the story of five families in the years preceding, during and after the First World War. The characters range from Welsh miners to European¬†aristocracy, Russian foundry workers to American high society. I don’t read war stories, but this is not a…

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