James’s latest book is a biography on the pioneering bird photographer, Emma Turner, co-authored with Jeremy Greenwood. Click here for more information.

His most recent book on art, Orientalist Lives, was published in November 2018 and won the Art History & Criticism category in the 2019 Association of American Publishers PROSE Awards. It explores the travels and careers of Western artists working in the Middle East during the period 1830–1920 and is published by the American University of Cairo Press; click here for information in the AUCP catalogue (pages 2/3) and here to buy through Amazon.

See below for James’s other books. Some are now out of print, but can be found through secondhand booksellers, via or by clicking on the relevant cover.

Emma Turner
The Mating Lives of Birds Heathland The National Forest
 Global Safari Rainforest Safari  The Desert
BBC Wildlife review