The Clanking Halliards

9 December 2017 // Miscellany

Cally Callomon sails the Norfolk Broads on a pleasantly outdated craft “There’s someone you really must meet,” said my chum Don “over dinner tomorrow night, you’ll get on so well”. Sure enough I did meet the fellow and he was wearing the exact same Old Town suit as I was. Old Town was, back then, […]

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Into Graham Country

21 November 2017 // Miscellany

Robert Selby makes a pilgrimage to the Cornish house of poet W.S. Graham, encountering corvids, Poldark, and surprisingly high-speed internet along the way On our first morning in St Ives, I opened the blinds to a tree re-leafed by jackdaws. So that was the heavy footfall on the roof. Jackdaws are common across the UK […]

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Fog

29 October 2017 // Miscellany

Kevin Parr escapes the fog and goes in pursuit of some seasonal fungi The cloud came in on Sunday, shortly after Storm Brian had blustered off to the East, and it has sat stubbornly ever since. It seems intent on staying until the weekend and possibly beyond, but over the years we have got quite […]

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Waters

22 October 2017 // Miscellany

Derek T. Bell provides a follow-up to his piece Grand Haven, Summer 2013, which we published back in October 2013. The helicopter came out of the sky, pushing water and sand before it.  Three friends had swum out into the waves but only two had come back.  A line was forming.  Pulling off my shirt […]

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The Shift

20 October 2017 // Miscellany

A short story by Joe Devlin. Pictures by David Mackintosh. You guffaw at the mention of a sacred journey, the altering of states by walking upon and moving through the land. A sculptural glacial erratic sits almost hidden among the ferns, age and time contained behind the green bow top railings. We pause, thinking about […]

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