WHAT BOOK would singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn take to a desert island?

WHAT BOOK would singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn take to a desert island? Singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn is currently reading Luster by Raven Leilani She would have taken War And Peace to a desert island before Covid lockdown After only reading 10% of it in lockdown, she would take Elizabeth Taylor’s works  And C S Lewis’ The Lion, The … Read more

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PICTURE THIS By Ciara Dossett For The Daily Mail Published: 22:02 BST, 8 April 2021 | Updated: 23:03 BST, 8 April 2021 AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLANTS  By Jonathan Drori (Laurence King £20) With beautiful illustrations from Lucille Clerc, this captivating book traverses the globe via plants: nettles in England, mangoes in India and … Read more

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HISTORICAL By Eithne Farry For The Daily Mail Published: 22:02 BST, 8 April 2021 | Updated: 23:04 BST, 8 April 2021 THE DREAM WEAVERS By Barbara Erskine (HarperCollins £14.99, 512 pp) THE DREAM WEAVERS By Barbara Erskine (HarperCollins £14.99, 512 pp) Sequestered away in a secluded cottage on the Welsh/English border, Simon Armstrong is attempting … Read more

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DEBUTS By Fanny Blake for the Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 8 April 2021 | Updated: 23:04 BST, 8 April 2021 KING OF RABBITS By Karla Neblett (Heinemann £14.99, 336 pp) KING OF RABBITS By Karla Neblett (Heinemann £14.99, 336 pp) Kai grows up on a Somerset council estate with his parents and three sisters, … Read more

No other language contains a word that can be translated only as ‘fair’

There’s a word for it (but only in English): No other major language contains a single word that can be translated only as ‘fair’, linguist claims Capuchin monkeys proved they know the concept of fairness in an experiment In the early 2000s, they were given different treats for performing certain tasks The monkeys became mad … Read more

Star of Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly reveals his career in new book

ANIMALS All Dogs Great And Small By Graeme Hall (Ebury £16.99, 288 pp) A dog is for life, not just for lockdown, is the new catchphrase of an elderly man with an old spaniel I often meet in the fields behind my house. He usually gives my little black Staffie a treat, while venting his … Read more

Breezy new book reveals how to read nature’s own weather forecast

WEATHER   The Secret World Of Weather By Tristan Gooley (Sceptre £20, 384 pp) Here is the local weather forecast, presented by Mother Nature: sheep are huddling together, spiders are spinning smaller webs, the scarlet pimpernel flower is beginning to close its petals and aircraft vapour trails are spreading out across the sky. After studying The … Read more

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PICTURE THIS By Ciara Dossett For The Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 1 April 2021 | Updated: 22:01 BST, 1 April 2021 MAGNUM DOGS   (Thames & Hudson, £16.99) MAGNUM DOGS (Thames & Hudson, £16.99) From strays to pampered pooches, this collection of their canine photography teems with humour and warmth Magnum photographers have covered hard-hitting topics … Read more