Category: Book reviews

Reviews of books related to Devon.

Book review – The Asian Hornet Handbook

Sarah Bunker, The Asian Hornet Handbook. Psocid Press, 2019. 157 pp. ISBN: 978-1-9160871-0-1 (softback £16). British honeybees and beekeepers have had a troublesome few decades with a succession of predators and diseases arriving, attacking...

Book review – The Bidlakes of Bridestowe

Ellie Babbedge, The Bidlakes of Bridestowe. Exeter: Short Run Press, 2018. 98 pp. one colour plate and B&W illustrations. The Bidlakes of Bridestowe, as its title suggests, is an account of an ancient Devon...

Book Review – St Martin’s Island

Todd Gray and Sue Jackson, St Martin’s Island. An introductory history of forty-two Exeter buildings. The Mint Press, Exeter, 2017, 192 pp, full colour illustrations, £15.00, pbk, ISBN 978 1 903356–71–5 As flames engulfed...

Book reviews – James Ravilious

The Recent Past by James Ravilious, £30 hardback; James Ravilious – A Life by Robin Ravilious, £16.99 hardback; both published by Wilmington Square Books, an imprint of Bitter Lemon Press, 2017. Nearly twenty years after his...