Birdwatching with Wordsworth and Woolf

10 September 2017 // Birds //Books

Alex Preston muses on the interplay between his two great loves – books and birds Now that I have children of my own and have left youth and London behind for a more gentle life in the country, I’ve found myself returning to the central obsession of my early years: birds. Bird-watching was everything for […]

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Folk Song in England

9 September 2017 // Books //Music

Folk Song in England by Steve Roud, with chapters by Julia Bishop (Faber & Faber, hardback, 767 pages. Out now and available here.) Review by Cally Callomon One may argue that there is no place for taxonomy in matters as fluid as music, but our author, here, is the creator of the Roud Folk Song […]

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2023: A Trilogy By The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu

6 September 2017 // Books

2023: A Trilogy by The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu (Faber & Faber hardback, 376 pages. Out now) Report by Roy Wilkinson In the Spring of 1987 your correspondent was interviewing Bill Drummond for the now long-defunct UK music weekly Sounds. It was about 11am and we were sat quietly at Cranks vegetarian wholefood restaurant […]

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The Seabird’s Cry

1 September 2017 // Birds //Books

The Seabird’s Cry: The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets, and Other Ocean Voyagers by Adam Nicolson (Harper Collins, hardback, 228 pages. Out now and available here.) Review by Sue Brooks I was enthralled by Sea Room (2001) when I first came across it twelve or more years ago. The day is dark and the […]

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Welcome to the Dark Ages: The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The Mersey, and Ten Dead Perch

27 August 2017 // Books

Lee Brackstone goes on a fishy Mersey mission in this behind-the-scenes glimpse at ‘Welcome to the Dark Ages’, the 3-day event held in Liverpool by The JAMs (formerly known as The KLF) earlier this week for the launch of their new book 2023. Warburton Bridge It had been planned and discussed for some time. The […]

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