14 May 1999

Compost not dull subject

THIS book* lives up to its name. Surprisingly interesting, it covers every aspect of the recycling of household waste, from what you can and cant compost to how to use the end product.

The book is full of colour photographs and practical advice, some of which is just plain common sense and in some instances the information is laid out in an oversimplified manner, almost reminiscent of a childrens book.

Nevertheless, with time such a precious commodity, it is useful to have all the facts to hand just by flicking through, rather than having to trawl through pages of text. MP

*All About Compost by Pauline Pears, Search Press, (£6.95) credit card orders Freephone 0800-146860.