The Tobermory Cat – Debi Gliori

In the village of Tobermory, on the Scottish island of Mull, lives a very special ginger cat. But once upon a time he didn’t think he was special at all, not like the woolly cats of Loch Ba, the singing cats of Staffa or the fishing cats of Fishnish. But now everyone knows about him.…

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Wild Mull – Stephen Littlewood & Martin Jones

A natural history of the island and its people. From the top of Ben More to the coasts that surround us, and from lichens to eagles. This is the essential guide to Mull. Beautifully illustrated, and highly readable. Buy at the Tackle & Books online store at Bookshop.org

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Thin Places – Kerri nic Dochartaigh

Kerri ni Dochartaigh grew up in Derry in the very midst of the Troubles, and this is a visceral account of the lasting impact of that experience.  ‘Thin Places’ is a richly satisfying read, harrowing at times, drawing in so many interesting themes – grief, loss, the solace of the natural world, the power of…

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Many different kinds of love – Michael Rosen

An intensely moving account of Michael Rosen’s illness, and the beginnings of his recovery from covid. Hearing that Michael had contracted covid felt like a body blow, and like many people I anxiously awaited news, following the tweets from his partner.  As a voice on the radio, and the author of so many books which make…

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