David’s Autumn Picks 2021
Selected by David Lea
Mushrooms, murder, mule dancers and much else besides. Here’s my pick of the autumn harvest.
From the publisher:
Translated by Thomas TealIn the bitter winds of autumn 1963, Tove Jansson, helped by Brunstroem, a maverick fisherman, raced to build a cabin on a treeless skerry in the Gulf of Finland. The island was Klovharun, and for thirty summers Tove…
Recommended by David:
‘If it wasn’t for fungi, life on Earth would simply be impossible. Merlin Sheldrake’s spell-binding account of mushrooms in all their baffling beauty and diversity details what we know about them (quite a lot) as well as what we don’t (an awful lot more), and is beautifully illustrated by the author’s own artwork, drawn in ink he made from, predictably, fungus.’