The London Wildlife Trust's magazine, Wild London, reviews Birdwatching London in its latest issue, praising it as 'a great guide for the amateur birder, an ornithological tour of the capital's woodlands, wetlands, parks and post-industrial backwaters'.
Last night, 4 September, David Darrell-Lambert spoke to a sell-out audience at Stanfords' flagship London branch in Covent Garden. There were lots of questions during and after his talk on birds in London, from 'Can you ever see a Scaup in the capital?' to 'What are the best binoculars to buy?', and lots of books were sold.
Birdwatching London was published on 9 July, and is already selling well, and being stocked, together with London's Street Trees, in new outlets like the Natural History Museum, Horniman Museum and Dulwich Picture Gallery's shops. David Darrell-Lambert has already done an excellent event at Ink@84 bookshop in Highbury, north London, and we have further events lined up at Daunt's, Hampstead Heath (18 August), Stanford's in Covent Garden (4 September), and Broadway Books, Hackney (22 September). BBC Radio London loved the book when they interviewed David: https://soundcloud.com/birdbrainuk/bbc-radio-london-interview-2018-06-30 and Horniman Museum have featured the book on their blog: https://www.horniman.ac.uk/get_involved/blog/bird-watching-in-london.
'A beautifully told account', says Wisden of Duncan Hamilton's The Kings of Summer: 'He's a man who appreciates the theatre of cricket, and he writes about each change of pace and mood with equal elegance... There is a particular pleasure in reading him on the long stretches of the game when nothing much happens: "as the sun drops, the shadows become fantastically long and lamp-black, but the pitch remains in intense sunshine, like a lit stage... One moment passes into the next, beautifully seductive. Someone bowls. Someone bats. Someone fields." Glorious.'
Metro, the morning freesheet newspaper with a huge daily readership across London, features an article by Andy Merriman about his daughter Sarah and the new book they've collaborated on, A Major Adjustment.
The Londonist website - these days the go-to place for interesting and lefty-field ideas for things to do in the capital - now features an article by Paul Wood, author of London's Street Trees, on the ten best London pubs for checking out both good beer and unusual street trees:
On publication day, and to commemorate World Down's Syndrome Day, the popular daytime ITV show Loose Women featured Andy and Sarah Merriman talking about A Major Adjustment with Ruth Langsford, Janet Street-Porter and Kelly Brook.
ProArb, a respected magazine for tree officers and urban foresters, has reviewed London's Street Trees: 'A book celebrating the diversity of London's trees ... is a pleasure for anyone - from a reader with a casual interest to a tree officer looking to diversify their stock.'
We are very pleased with the forthcoming review in January's edition of the Royal Horticultural Society's The Garden.
Owen Johnson says “This competitively priced guide is a joy for gardeners and plantaholics everywhere... provides a thoroughly fitting tribute to the largest and most fascinating living features of our everyday environment.”