Conor Mark Jameson, British Birds
Helen Brown, The Daily Telegraph
Professor John Carey
Professor Mary Midgley (1919-2018)
Johannes E. Riutta
The Well-read Naturalist
Standing Up For Nature
Rose Shepherd, Saga magazine
Philippa Stockley, Country Life
Dr Simon Wills, Who Do You Think You Are?
Henrietta Garnett, Literary Review
Frances Walsh, Metro Magazine, New Zealand
Professor Emeritus Robin Doughty, author of Feather Fashions and Bird Preservation (University of California Press, 1975).
Donna Schulman, www.1000birds.com
Barbara Mearns, Mearnsbooks.com
Brian Lancaster, Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society (CNHSS) Bulletin
The Literary Shed, Goodreads.com
TV director, Who Do You Think You Are
Times Literary Supplement
Daily Mail ‘Must Reads’
Eastern Daily Press
News from Charleston
Pasatiempo magazine, The New Mexican
Federation of Family History Societies (ffhs.org)
Stella Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph
Third Age Matters magazine (U3A)
I’m on the Nancy Astor Express. We’re whizzing west out of Paddington
Victorian campaigner Emily Williamson was so incensed by the millinery trade’s use
Uneasy mingling: the Servants’ Ball at ITV’s Downton Abbey, where Lady Grantham
Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4
Hear all about Etta Lemon, the ‘Margaret Thatcher’ of the birding world. How did this remarkable character hone her campaigning skills, and why was she stabbed in the back by the men who took over the RSPB?
Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh (Channel 5)
Erddig Hall in North Wales was once home to the Yorkes — a family famously kind to their servants. Or were they? I uncovered the story of ‘thief cook’ Ellen Penketh, jailed in 1907 for allegedly stealing £500 from her insecure mistress Louisa Yorke.
Radio Gorgeous interview with Josephine Pembroke, talking twitchers (why are hardcore birders almost always men?), the mysterious workings of the RSPB (why wouldn’t they let me revisit their archives?) and Mrs Pankhurst’s penchant for fashion (why so many feathered hats?).