Dr. Erica McAlister knows quite a lot about flies – something that she no doubt finds handy as Collections Manager for Diptera, Siphonaptera, Archnida and Myriapoda at the Natural History Museum. So as you might expect, news of her forthcoming book The Secret Life of Flies has been greeted with great excitement by naturalists around the world.

So wide-spread is the interest in this book that there are three different publishers bringing it out in the U.K., Australia, and, in the latter part of 2017, the Canada and the U.S. respectively.

None of these editions has yet to cross my desk; however when one does it will be given the immediate attention it deserves.