Searching for the Silver Studded Blue

31 August 2014 // Miscellany

Sue Brooks recollects her pilgrimage to the north coast of Wales to locate the butterfly colony of the rare Silver Studded Blue. Things happen and we tell ourselves stories about them. This is the one about the Great Orme and the Silver Studded Blue. In January I noted in my new 2014 diary for the […]

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Festival No.6 – full Estuary stage programme details

30 August 2014 // Events

“We invite you to leave the real world behind and enter the fantasy world of Festival No.6” say the organisers of one of our most anticipated picks of the season. A three-day binge of everything we love best – live music, DJs, arts, culture and good times – it’s all framed by the enchanting setting […]

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The Little Egret Press

29 August 2014 // Books

One of our favourite collections of angling writing to be re-published by Tom O’Reilly of St.Germans: Gone Fishing by William Nathan Press release: This forgotten classic is a wonderful book of lost carp lakes, pike pools, wild bass coastlines and soft sea trout rivers is the perfect fireside read. Gone Fishing is a limited edition […]

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Jeb’s Jukebox

28 August 2014 // Jeb's Jukebox

Bob Martin Blind Marie RCA 1972 Night falls hard; I wander outside and realise how quickly the familiar is made unknowable. I’m a trespasser; surrounded by animals smaller and smarter and more at home here than I. No moon, no sky, no breeze, no light. I retreat to my overlit house. The next day, listening […]

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Down The River

27 August 2014 // Books

H.E.Bates; Down The River 144 pages with illustrations from Agnes Miller Parkers Introduction to this edition by Charles Rangeley-Wilson. H.E. Bates’s Down the River is just one of many works of literature about a river or rivers. Spenser, Drayton, Wordsworth, Auden, Hughes, Maclean, Hemingway, Magris: the list of writers spellbound by rivers is a long […]

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