the year in books: April & May 2018

I’ve read several novels over the last couple of months: The Essex Serpent, The Paying Guests and Fiona Mozley’s darkly brilliant and haunting Elmet. By accident, rather than by design, I’m now conccurently reading books by two of my favouirte authors on the theme of walking: Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit and The Old Ways by Robert

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this year’s snowdrops

Every February, we declare a Snowdrop Sunday, searching out swathes of snowdrops in one grand garden or another. It’s one of my favourite days of the year, filled with the promise of spring.

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