Emma Carroll

Emma Carroll is an author from the Somerset Hills who has been called the 'Queen of Historical Fiction'. Her magical books for children offer a window into the past.

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  • Move like water

    £10.99

    Move like water

    The seas cover over two thirds of our planet and yet most of us live our lives on land, creatures of a different element, at once fascinated and terrified by the beauty and power of these great bodies of water. There are some, though, who go to sea, who get to know its many moods – the tranquil and mirror-like, the raging and ripple-swept – and who bring back with them their stories of wonder and warning. Hannah Stowe is one such sea-goer and one such storyteller. Drawing on her expertise as a marine biologist and sailor, and her experiences in the North Sea, the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the North Sea, the Celtic Sea, and the Caribbean, ‘Move Like Water’ is an exploration of the human relationship with the sea, the powerful impression it has made on our culture, and the terrible damage we have inflicted upon its ecosystems.

    £10.99
  • The battle of the beams

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    The battle of the beams

    Summer 1939. War is coming. The British believe that, through ingenuity and scientific prowess, they alone have a war-winning weapon: radar. They are wrong. The Germans have it too. They believe that their unique maritime history means their pilots have no need of navigational aids. Flying above the clouds they, like the seafarers of old, had the stars to guide them, and that is all that is required. They are wrong. Most of the bombs the RAF will drop in the first years of the war land miles from their target. They also believe that the Germans, without the same naval tradition, will never be able to find targets at night. They are, again, wrong. In 1939 the Germans don’t just have radar to spot planes entering their airspace, they have radio beams to guide their own planes into enemy airspace. War is coming, and it is to be a different kind of war.

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  • How to be a patriot

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    How to be a patriot

    How do we define patriotism in a diverse society?

    What divides us and what brings us together?

    Why do we feel uncomfortable celebrating our country’s history?

    £10.99
  • Tree-spotting

    £12.99

    Tree-spotting

    Botanist and ecologist Ros Bennett has spent a lifetime helping people understand and identify plants, all the while nurturing her daughter Nell’s love for them too, helping Nell to discover the visual and tactile beauty of trees through leaves, bark patterns and key features. Combining their backgrounds and talents – through Ros’s extensive experience and Nell’s illustrations – ‘Tree-spotting’ shows you how to identify 52 British trees simply and confidently, while also burrowing down into the history and secrets of each species.

    SKU: 9781787398719 Category: Tag:
    £12.99
  • The heart of the woods

    £16.99

    The heart of the woods

    The Heart of the Woods blends crafted narrative with stunning nature photography. An eye-opening study of trees, humankind and the natural world.

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    £16.99
  • We will not be saved

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    We will not be saved

    Born into the Waorani tribe of Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest, Nemonte Nenquimo was taught about plant medicines, foraging, oral storytelling, and shamanism by her elders. Age 14, she left the forest for the first time to study with an evangelical missionary group in the city. Eventually, her ancestors began appearing in her dreams, pleading with her to return and embrace her own culture. She listened. Two decades later, Nemonte has emerged as one of the most forceful voices in climate-change activism. She has spearheaded the alliance of indigenous nations across the Upper Amazon and led her people to a landmark victory against Big Oil, protecting over a half million acres of primary rainforest. Her message is as sharp as the spears that her ancestors wielded – honed by her experiences battling loggers, miners, oil companies and missionaries.

    £20.00