Recent reviews:

"Hold the Front Page! is a selection of Scott-James’s articles (many of them hilarious, all of them sprucely professional) interspersed with Hastings’s affectionate but uncloying memoir. It conveys a completely vanished world." – AN Wilson, Times Literary Supplement on Hold the Front Page! by Clare Hastings

"An incredibly thorough and bang-up-to-date account of contemporary field botany and horticulture. It is a great read...written in a fresh, conversational style. Hunt down this botanical gem of a book for yourself before it sells out." – The Garden on Modern Plant Hunters by Dr Sandy Primrose

"A personal, persuasive take on why an animal-free diet might be for you and the wider world...this challenging, deeply personal book is an important read." - Gardens Illustrated on The Garden of Vegan by Cleve West

"Packed with all the practical advice and inspiration you need to create stunning container plant displays...this contemporary look at container planting will encourage many to try something new and have some fun."
- Gardens Illustrated on Pots for all Seasons by Tom Harris

"There's never been a better time to take up a craft...And now here's all the inspiration you need. This new book is packed with gorgeously detailed and imaginative embroidery…We are sure William Morris would have approved." - The William Morris Society magazine on Freestyle Embroidery on Wool by Karin Derland

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