Julie Norton has published four books which reflect various aspects of her life as well as her overriding interest in our closest living relative, the chimpazee.
A cup of tea that is forever England provides a unique insight into the everyday life of working class families at a time when much of the country was obsessed with pop culture and the new social freedoms that came hand in hand with the advent of the contraceptive pill.
Julie Norton has skilfully entwined her visits to the home with Mira's own memories of her childhood in 1920s Marylebone, London.
Seventy years separate these two accounts in Nice Nipper, but the decades disappear as mother and daughter find themselves travelling back in time together…
These remarkable mini-biographies of some of the world's highest profile chimps feature space travellers, Ham and Enos; Michael Jackson’s chimp-child, Bubbles; Washoe and Nim, who learned sign language; Tarzan’s side-kick Cheetah; London Zoo tea-party chimps; and ‘actor’ chimps in TV adverts.
All were manipulated by humans to be substitutes for us, entertain us or act as celebrity accessories.
Hero Chimps salutes them and the many other unnamed and forgotten chimps who have done so much for humankind.
"I knew I was training men to die.”
The sergeant is Wally and this is the poignant story of his perilous journey through World War Two. Wally is ‘old’ at 30, in charge of raw young men, some still in their teens.