Congratulations to Trevor James, author of our acclaimed new book Beetles of Hertfordshire on being shortlisted for the 2018 UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing.

Trevor's remarkable contribution to the study and recording of wildlife  not only includes his landmark work on Coleoptera, but also his Flora of Hertfordshire (2009) that similarly set new standards for the content and presentation of county atlases.

Consistent sales over the past nine years mean that our current stocks of the Flora book are very low indeed. Demand since July for Beetles of Hertfordshire has, meanwhile, exceeded expectations and required a second impression to be printed.

In recent weeks the book has also been highly praised and recommended by reviewers:

"This is the first book to cover all the beetles reliably recorded in a UK county in such a comprehensive way – it is a remarkable achievement and a landmark for future studies." Paul T. Harding, British Journal of Entomology and Natural History, 31, 2018.

"...a heroic achievement...this is an impressive book. It sets a new standard for county beetle faunas and will be a hard act to follow. I can unreservedly recommend it for anyone with an interest in British beetles." A.G. Duff, The Coleopterist.