Check out writings from our CEO, John Mason.

John had his first work published in the 1960's and is still very active writing books, magazine articles, newsletters and blogs (including this one).
He has over had over 50 printed books and more than 80 ebooks published; has been editor for four different magazines; and today owns and operates a business that runs distance education colleges and publishing businesses in both Australia and the UK.

This blog presents extracts from work he has written both alone; and in collaboration with his staff; both old and new; and musings about what is happening in his world today.

Fruit Trees

By ACS Bookshop UK on November 18, 2017 in Horticulture / Gardening | comments
My Old Father used to say that “you plant pears for your heirs”.  This may have just been his North England pragmatism shining through but he had a point then – but not now.  Planting fruit trees now will repay you almost from year one.  Whether it is apples, pears, plums, greengages, peaches or nectarines, it is never too early to plant your own orchard and thanks to the different rooting stocks you can have fruit trees to suit the size of every garden and most of the soils.  The choice of variety depends on what you like but if it was my garden, I would start with ‘Victoria’ plums to eat straight off the tree, and 'Bramley’s seedling’ apple for crumble, ‘Egremont Russet’ to eat off the tree, and a greengage for jam.
Over recent years, the popularity of Forensic Psychology has grown immensely, due in part, to the many different movies and TV series about people involved in the role.  These programmes, though entertaining, are not always realistic.  The Forensic Psychologist will use the science of psychology to operate within the justice system.

Land has never been more precious.  The world population is now in excess of 7.5 billion people.  With more than twice as many people being born each day than die each day, land is going to get even more valuable.  This means that people who can rehabilitate land to a state where it can be used again will be just as precious.


Our short course on Land Degredation, Restoration And Management will equip you with the skills necessary to be one of these people.

New research in America and Japan have suggested that humans make two memories of the same event.  One is for the here and now and the other is to last a life time.

This is an important piece of research which will be of relevance to anyone with an interest in Psychology.

Horses make wonderful companions and can offer enjoyment to many people, however it is important to remember that if you choose to keep horses, they do require proper care and management.  Not only does this consist of daily cleaning and husbandry duties, but also love and companionship.
Here we look at five important care requirements vital for the proper care of your horse.