Many Rivers To Cross

31 October 2014 // Many Rivers To Cross //On Water

The Harwich-Shotley-Felixstowe Foot Ferry Words and pictures by Melissa Mouchemore I am not alone. I am not the only middle-aged woman who has felt the urge to make a collection of ferries. I have found a companion – in book form at least. Found in the wonderful Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum in […]

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Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet

30 October 2014 // Books

Mark Cocker; Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet Jonathan Cape, hardcover, 256 pages Review by Rob St.John β€œIn order to know it properly, a landscape requires routine and repetition.” In Claxton, Mark Cocker has selected 85 short pieces written about the landscape and wildlife of the titular Norfolk village, largely published in the Guardian, […]

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Back-endish

29 October 2014 // Birds //Miscellany

Words and pictures by Richard Carter. How a mere week can make a big difference in the natural world. What a difference a week can make. When we left for North Wales, the future of the United Kingdom hung in the balance; by the time we returned home, Scotland had voted. But I’m not referring […]

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They That Are Left

28 October 2014 // Events //Photography

“…They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them…” from Laurence Binyon’s ‘The Fallen’ (first published in The Times, 21st September 1914) One of our favourite photographers and […]

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The Music Book Reader Bulletin

27 October 2014 // Books //Music Book Reader - Bulletin

The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus (320 pages, Yale University Press) Review by Andy Childs. Am I alone, I wonder, in failing miserably to understand what Greil Marcus is on about sometimes? Is it tantamount to treason in the higher-brow-end of music writing to suggest that there might actually […]

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