Welcome

to our shopping site for our books and greeting cards that are a bit different as well as fully independent. It's lovely to have you here

Meet the Team

New book now published

Meet the Team: the roles played by 'our gang'

Cuddlies with corporate style biographies as a potential gift for Christmas to produce happy hilarity in adult children who have never grown up @£9-95 + p&p

Cover for Meet the Team

Some of our best selling greeting cards (for our books please see lower down this page)

We stock a wide selection of unique and often quirky greeting cards. Particularly popular are our images of penguins and those of the beautiful South Downs

Frazzled Parent

Frazzled Parent - a long-suffering parent wren with a beakful of food

Puffins

Puffins - from an original painting by Diana Harding

Ala Archa Gorge

Ala Archa Gorge - drawn for Is No Problem as well as a greeting card

Jersey lichens

Lichens on the coast, Jersey - also the cover photograph for the Lichens of Jersey

If you would like to see more Greeting cards, please click HERE

Our Books

We publish books that have photography, ecological, landscape and history subjects. We aim for them to entertain as well as share knowledge, through the telling of stories.
Two books are now also available as downloads from the Amazon Kindle store

True stories of English garden wildlife

(Also available as a Kindle book)

Learn more about lichens in Jersey and the history of their influence on world lichenology

The story of a trainee twitcher on holiday on the Isles of Scilly

Is No Problem, Simon Davey

Tour leading experiences as a natural historian

Featured Book

It's Warmer Down Below: the autobiography of Sir Harold Harding, 1900-1986

The long-awaited autobiography of Sir Harold Harding, founding Chairman of the British Tunnelling Society, which will celebrate 50 years in March 2021.

Sir Harold was a civil engineer and pioneer of soil mechanics, best remembered for his extensive work in tunnel engineering. He was involved in the construction of significant projects including much of the London Underground and the feasibility study that underpinned the Channel Tunnel. He also sat on the Aberfan Tribunal and advised on troubleshooting for many tunnels around the world.

This book is enriched by the sense of history and well-developed wit that was key to the author's approach to his work.

On this website you will find:

  • unique greeting cards designed with the chatty thoughtful writer in mind, blank inside with evocative images for you to share memories, humour or thoughts of people who may be on your mind.
  • literary non-fiction books that have storytelling as their core, written and illustrated by Simon and Amanda Davey on topics celebrating the natural world, travel and history.