Salthouse Marshes

31 October 2015 // Uncategorized

Salthouse Marshes by Adam Scovell Words: Robert Macfarlane In 1907 Algernon Blackwood published The Willows, a novella that HP Lovecraft would later acclaim as ‘the finest supernatural tale in English literature’. The book is set among the deltas and river-forests of the upper Danube. Two friends* on a canoeing trip meet bad weather, and are […]

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Migratory 1: A poem by Kathleen Jamie

30 October 2015 // Poetry

A detail of the front cover of ‘The Bonniest Companie’. Art by Olivia Lomenech Gill Mind that swan? The whooper we found neck slack on the turf, head pointing north like a way-sign, how you stooped and opened its wing? I paid scant heed to your naming of parts: coverts, ulna, primaries being scunnert with […]

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The Dipper

29 October 2015 // Birds //Photography

A dip, a flirt of the tail, – he’s gone! Brown as the stump he now sits on. (Robin Dale) Words and pictures: Mat Bingham Dippers are about the size of a robin and are in fact related to them, their breast is chestnut brown and unlike robins, they have a white bib. Similar to […]

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From Elsewhere: A (near future) Google Maps tour of the heart

28 October 2015 // Landscape //Travel

Illustration: Julia Stone This extract is taken from the full essay published in the latest issue of the delightful Elsewhere: A Journal of Place. Many thanks to Paul Scraton and Amy Liptrot for allowing us to repost. Words: Amy Liptrot On a train travelling south through England, on the East Coast mainline, my phone is […]

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Thankful Villages #3

27 October 2015 // Thankful Villages

St Michael South Elmham, Suffolk – Thankful Villages #3 from Darren Hayman on Vimeo. The third instalment of Darren Hayman’s Thankful Villages project After Culpho, I drove north to St Michael, South Elmham, Suffolk to meet Dolly. Richard Ivin and I had tracked Dolly down by means of a local newspaper article. Dolly opened the […]

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