Remembering the wood old days! Author says we need ‘small-scale circular economies’

NATURE  THE WOOD AGE  by Roland Ennos (William Collins £20, 336 pp) If your surname is Cooper, Carpenter, Wheelwright, Wainwright, Shipwright, Bowyer, Fletcher, Turner, Bowler, Sawyer or Forester, then one of your ancestors worked with hand tools and wood. One thing this wonderful book reminds you of is the resourcefulness of our forebears, who grew … Read more

Anya Hindmarch reveals her top tips for business and happiness in a fascinating memoir

How to wash that stress right out of your hair! Designer Anya Hindmarch reveals her top tips for business and happiness in a fascinating memoir Anya Hindmarch, 52, has penned a memoir detailing how to run a business Fashion accessories designer also shares her top piece of advice for happiness Admits every new project she has ever … Read more

Anya Hindmarch reveals her top tips for business and happiness in a fascinating memoir

How to wash that stress right out of your hair! Designer Anya Hindmarch reveals her top tips for business and happiness in a fascinating memoir Anya Hindmarch, 52, has penned a memoir detailing how to run a business Fashion accessories designer also shares her top piece of advice for happiness Admits every new project she has ever … Read more

The little bird with very large songbook: A delightful miscellany of nightingale fact and fiction

NATURE THE NIGHTINGALE  by Sam Lee (Century £14.99, 240pp)  At 10.45pm on May, 19, 1924, BBC radio announcer Rex Palmer interrupted the Saturday evening broadcast by dance band The Savoy Orpheans to whisk listeners into a Surrey woodland, where cellist Beatrice Harrison had been joined by a nightingale. In those days, just two years after … Read more

Richard Browning was determined to reach for the stars now he’s flying high with billionaire backing

BOOK OF THE WEEK TAKING ON GRAVITY  by Richard Browning (Bantam £20, 256pp)  Richard Browning found himself standing in a Wiltshire farmyard in 2016 with jet engines the size of hairdryers attached to his arms and legs by flexible poles taken from a pop-up tent. The engines were controlled with a trigger taken from an … Read more