Buy a book

Click here to buy from our on-line shop!

If you prefer the old-fashioned method, please send us a cheque (made to Astraea Ltd) for the cost of book and postage and your return address and we will post a copy to you.  Please contact us with queries.  Thanks.

Available from:

Astraea on-line shop

The Book Centre, High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland

Ballin Temple Nature Club – home of Astraea, near Ardattin, Carlow, Ireland

PestalozziWorld, CAN-Mezzanine, 32-36 Loman Street, Southwark, London, UK

Which version to choose?


We all like the feel of paper books and if that is your preference both the the A5 paperback  and A4 hardback have their attractions:

The A5 paperback is most popular.  It’s easier to carry and handle and fits in to a briefcase or bag. (Though remember,  it’s still 3 1/2 cm, or an inch and a half, thick.)

The A4 might be preferred as a special gift.  It has a nice hard-back binding with gold leaf imprint, is thinner and the graphics are bigger because the pages are bigger.

Both can be signed by the author on request at the checkout.

Electronic (PDF)

If you have a 10″ tablet or similar, the A5 PDF electronic version is ideal.  It reads well on the 10″ screen, all the links work (if you’re connected to the internet) and you can zoom in on the graphics as much as you like.  You also save the paper, there is no  postage and the electronic version is cheaper.

The larger format electronic versions (A4 standard PDF, A4 Verdana PDF and Letter Size PDF) are suitable for printing on your home or office printer.  All use Palatino Linotype font (a serif font), except the A4 Verdana which uses Verdana font (a sanserif font).


PayPal is the payment gateway.

Credit cards are accepted and you do not need a PayPal account. 

If you do not have a paypal account, when you reach the PayPal gateway, please select the option to transact without a PayPal account.  We apologise for the rather opaque welcome that PayPal offers.  Thank you for your understanding.

For hard-cover or soft-cover purchases please register at the Astraea Shop and provide a name and shipping address when setting up your account.  Thank you.

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PDFs – click to buy:
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Let us all know what you think.