30 April 2015 // Books

Coastlines by Patrick Barkham Granta, hardcover, 368 pages. Out now Review by Malcolm Anderson The boundary between land and sea for many of us is a place of attachment; we all have some connection, some memory, whether good or bad, to the thin strip of sand, shingle, mud and rock that stretches 3000 miles around […]

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Jeb’s Jukebox

29 April 2015 // Jeb's Jukebox

Milton Chesley Carroll It’ll All Come Down In Time 1972 RCA The rains have swollen the stream; brown water carries large sticks and branches. I watch a hat swish by. Leaves too and clumps of hay. The hat, of the kind given away to farmers, is red and white with a dark peak. A logo […]

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Meadowland: The Private Life Of An English Field by John Lewis-Stempel

28 April 2015 // Books

Having just won the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015, John Lewis-Stempel’s exquisite account of a year in the life of a farmland meadow is reviewed by Rob Cowen. Meadowland: The Private Life Of An English Field by John Lewis-Stempel Black Swan, paperback, 294 pages Review by Rob Cowen Britain’s traditional grass meadows have declined by as […]

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The Clock and the River

27 April 2015 // Film/TV //On Water

By Andrew Ray Returning recently from the White Cube’s Christian Marclay exhibition I found myself wondering what a riverine version of his twenty-four hour montage film The Clock would be like. Instead of finding clips for every time of the day or night, I imagined looking for rivers in cinema and editing them into a […]

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26 April 2015 // Antidotes

Pots, Whitby Harbour by Graham Vasey With a phrase unearthed by Robert Macfarlane in mind, photographer Graham Vasey beautifully captures a Whitby harbour tumult on what remains of his favourite black and white paper. A view of Wicken Fen by Helen Macdonald In the flashes of wildlife seen at Wicken Fen, Helen Macdonald muses on […]

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