…then there’s a book, authored by Pat O’Reilly, called exactly that: Fascinated by Fungi. It’s the second (and revised) edition, and it’s absolutely great. I’m currently reading through the New Naturalist book called Fungi by Spooner & Roberts (also one to get!) so I am eager to learn more about this kingdom. Therefore, as the First Nature website is one I use quite often to help identify new fungi found out in the field, when I noticed that one of the site’s moderators had published a new edition of one of his books there was only one choice: buy the book. Certainly, I am not disappointed, as it looks an awesome read and is so full of detail (including hundreds of photos). From the segments I have browsed through, it is also a very easy and enjoyable read, and should be one entrants to the world of fungi will be head-over-heels with.
You can purchase the hardback book here for a very fair (!!) price of £24.95 + postage and packaging. There are even some sample pages on the URL linked above, allowing you to basically preview some segments of the book. Check it out!