Cheating by nature

Cuckoo by Nick Davies

Reviewed by Chris Baker

Head of Science at the British International School of Bucharest, Chris Baker picked up this book after seeing a rufous female common cuckoo on a recent trip to the Danube Delta and then listening to an enjoyable interview with Nick Davies on BBC Radio 4 The Life Scientific podcast during a hair-raising drive home through an unseasonal blizzard.

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Novels for young adults

Kate Shepherd reviews three novels with stories that will engage and challenge young adults. The Family with Two Front Doors is based on the author’s real family while The Big Bazoohley is written in the zany style reminiscent of Roald Dahl.  Words in Deep Blue is centred around a bookshop where we are drawn into the lives of the two main characters.

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