Two Turtle Doves… Les Animots and The Ecology of Everyday Things

November 17th, 2015 § 0 comments

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Our two latest books go together like Two Turtle Doves…

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Les Animots: A Human Bestiary, poems by Gordon Meade, images by Douglas Robertson

The characters and labours of creatures from wasps to whales are conjured cleverly in this remarkable collaboration between poet Gordon Meade and artist Douglas Robertson. Les Animots: A Human Bestiary subverts our common perceptions of familiar and unfamiliar animals with wisdom, compassion and robust good humour.

978-0-9926485-9-6. HB. 203×127mm. 164pp. Poetry and images. £10.00.

Sample pages of this beautiful book can be viewed here. Les Animots costs £10.00 plus p&p. Postage is free if you order more than one Cultured Llama book.

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The Ecology of Everyday Things, by Mark Everard

Central to this book is an appreciation of how nature is integral to the everyday objects in our lives. Dr Mark Everard, an ecosystems scientist and aquatic biologist, considers a diversity of ‘everyday things’, including fascinating facts about their ecological origins – from the tea we drink, to things we wear, read and enjoy, to the ecology of communities and space flight, and the important roles played by ‘unappealing creatures’ such as slugs and wasps.

978-0-9932119-6-6. 126pp. 15 illustrations. November 2015. HB. Non-fiction. £10. 

The Ecology of Everyday Things costs £10.00 plus p&p. Postage is free if you order more than one Cultured Llama book.


Why stop at Two Turtle Doves when you could have Three French Hens?

IMG_08589780993211935-Cover190915 ALT1.inddThe Hungry Writer, by Lynne Rees, has been launched in Kent and Wales, and is proving a great hit with food lovers, writers, and those who love a good read. A very special guest attended the Kent launch – the Cultured Llama, the creation of Steve Allen. Look out for the Cultured Llama at future events and starring in forthcoming videos.

The Hungry Writer is a simmered reduction of five years of ‘the hungry writer’ blog by award-winning writer and lyrical lover of food, Lynne Rees. Stories, poems, childhood memories, personal recipes, and 365 Hungry Writing Prompts. Eat, Live, Write.

Paperback; 246pp; 244×170mm; 978-0-9932119-3-5; September 2015; Cultured Llama; £13.50; Non-fiction; 57 colour pictures throughout

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