Five Dials – Issue 2

28 August 2008 // Books

FIVE DIALS — twenty pages of new writing and reading, with a previously unpublished essay by the late great Roger Deakin; an appreciation of Roger by Robert Macfarlane; guerilla gardener Richard Reynolds on DIY grassroots activism; Jay Griffiths on the wild wisdom of trees; poetry by Benjamin Markovits; a new short story by Arthur Bradford (“One of the funniest, smartest, tallest writers at work in America today” — Zadie Smith); Alison Macleod revisiting Brighton Rock; our regular agony column from Alain de Botton ; a master-class from Raymond Chandler in the lost art of letter-writing — and illustrations from artist Laura Oldfield Ford.

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