David's books are detailed below

David's first book is entitled 'Wild About Cornwall', this book looks at the very best places to go to experience the wildlife in 40 varied locations around Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  The locations have been chosen by David to reflect the different habitats across the county; to give good geographical coverage and to offer the best chance to see the featured wildlife.  It is not only a practical guide, giving details of access and species to be seen, but an attractive book enhanced by the David's delightful text and packed with his stunning colour photographs.  Details of the chosen locations include, where relevant, a brief history of the site; a description of the conservation strategies used there and a close look at some of the key species.

Book Details: ISBN: 9780906720516; Size: 214mm x 222mm, landscape; Extent: 256 pages; Illustrations: 280 photos; Format: paperback with flaps; Price now £4.99 (while stocks last); Publisher: Alison Hodge.

Many people have commented on how much they have learned by reading this book and about the new places they have been introduced to as a result.  The guide to when to look for different species has proved very useful.

 

 

David's second book was published in October 2007, this is a photographic work revealing the landscape of Penwith, where he lives.  The book, entitled 'Penwith Moods' captures the true spirit of this part of Cornwall.

Book details: ISBN 9780906720547; size 214 by 222mm; 80 pages; 59 colour photos; paperback with flaps; publisher Alison Hodge; Price now £4.99 (while stocks last).  Publication date: 26/9/2007

David has been surprised by how much impact this seems to have had on people with a casual interest in photography; from his courses and workshops he has met many people who have been inspired by the photos in Penwith Moods.  It was more anticipated that people who are attracted by the beauty of West Cornwall also find this book appealing.

 

In the spring of 2008 David published three books in a series of pockets field guides:

A book entitled 'Birds of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly'.  This book details all of the birds likely to be seen in the county annually and contains 162 photographs of the most common and interesting species, some in different plumages.

Book details: ISBN 9780906720554; size 150 by 153mm; 96 pages; 162 colour photos; paperback; publisher Alison Hodge; RRP £5.95. This book has been updated for its latest edition to be published in April 2015, the new cost is £6.95

This is one of three pocket guides which have proved to be very popular.  The layout and size is very successful.  One reason why people have found them easy to use is that they are not cluttered with species which are not found in Cornwall, unlike many larger field guides.

 

A book entitled 'Wildflowers of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly'.  This book details over 300 species of flower likely to be seen in the county and contains 240 colour photographs of the most common and interesting species.

Book details: ISBN 9780906720646; size150 by 153mm; 104 pages; 240 colour photos; paperback; publisher Alison Hodge; RRP £5.95.

This is one of three pocket guides which have proved to be very popular.  The layout and size is very successful.  One reason why people have found them easy to use is that they are not cluttered with species which are not found in Cornwall, unlike many larger field guides. 

A book entitled 'Exploring the Cornish Coast'.  This book looks at the wildlife that can be seen around the county's coast in habitats including beaches, dunes, estuaries, coastal heath and rock pools.

Book details: ISBN 9780906720561; size 150 by 153mm; 128 pages; paperback; publisher Alison Hodge; RRP £5.95

This is one of three pocket guides which have proved to be very popular.  The layout and size is very successful.  One reason why people have found them easy to use is that they are not cluttered with species which are not found in Cornwall, unlike many larger field guides.

A guide to the most iconic sites in the county, 'Iconic Cornwall' has been produced jointly between David and his wife, Sarah. 

Book Details: ISBN 9780906720578; size 260 by 260mm; 128 pages; hardback; publisher Alison Hodge; RRP £12.95

Comments have been very positive, here's one quote:

"Hi David and Sarah, have just read your book Ė which I couldn't put down!  Itís really beautiful, and certainly the best book Iíve seen on Cornwall.  The text is so interesting, Sarah, and makes me want to see so many more places, Looe Island and Port Isaac to name but two.  Thank you so much for such a lovely experience." 

This popular book is being re-launched in spring 2013 as a 'Pocket Cornwall' series: A guide to the most iconic sites in the county, 'Iconic Cornwall' has been produced jointly between David and his wife, Sarah. 

Book Details: ISBN 9780906720882; size 150 by 153mm; 136 pages; paper back; publisher Alison Hodge; RRP £5.95

A photographic guide of St Ives, 'St Ives and St Ives Bay', looks at the town and its surroundings including attractive photographs of the area as well as a brief history of the town.  Also included are all of the festivals which take place there each year.

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Book Details: ISBN 9780906720653; size 150 by 153mm; 80 pages; paperback; publisher Alison Hodge; RRP £5.00

A photographic guide to the Isles of Scilly, 'Inspirational Islands: The Isles of Scilly'.  Gives a brief history of the islands accompanied by 79 beautiful colour photographs.

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Book Details: ISBN 9780906720660; size 150 by 153mm; 80 pages; paperback; publisher Alison Hodge; RRP £5.00

A Cornish Year: in which David details his wildlife watching activities for a year, drawing out the best wildlife action in Cornwall through the different seasons as well as focusing on the people and organisations that enable us all to get more involved with wildlife in the county

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Book details: ISBN 9780906720677; paperback; 192 pages; 276 colour photographs; 210 x 148 mm; publisher Alison Hodge; Price now £4.99 (while stocks last).

Photographing Cornwall: a photographic book showing scenes from around the county along with notes as to how, where and when the scenes were captured and advice on how to take better landscape photographs.

Book details: ISBN 9780906720776; paperback; 112 pages; 93 colour photos; 190 x 200 mm; publisher Alison Hodge; RRP £8.95

Photographing Cornwall has been extremely well received in a wide range of newspapers and magazines including Outdoor Photography.

Walking in Penwith: a guide to 12 of the best walks in Penwith with maps and notes as to what might be seen along the way.

Book details: ISBN 9780906720769; paperback; 104 pages; 106 colour photographs, 13 maps; 150 x 153mm; publisher Alison Hodge; RRP £5.95

This book has started off selling very well indeed.  There are other such books on the market but this one seems to have hit the mark.  Here's a comment received about this walks book:

Hello, Just wanted to say that we find your "walking in Penwith book excellent - very good directions when the paths aren't well marked.  Keep it up!"

Walking on The Lizard: a guide to 12 of the best walks on the Lizard peninsula with maps and notes as to what might be seen along the way.

Book details: ISBN 9780906720936; paperback; 112 pages; 149 colour photographs; 13 maps; 150 by 153 mm; to be published in 2014 by Alison Hodge; RRP £5.95