Month: December 2018

Letter from Elsewhere

A Boxing Day Letter from Elsewhere

Dear friends, In that week between the celebrations of Christmas and the coming of the New Year, it often feels like a good time to stop for a while, take stock and think about all that has gone and all that is to come. We do this on a personal level and we also think […]

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Essay
The Ridgeway

Beacon Bound, Part V: Equilibrium

Since Spring 2018 we have followed Nicholas Herrmann as he walked the length of The Ridgeway, an ancient road stretching for eighty-seven miles across chalk downland between Overton Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon, in memory of his grandfather. With this final installment, Nicholas’s journey is completed. You can read all five parts of his walk here. […]

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Library

The Library – Babylons on the Black Sea

Odessa Stories, by Isaac Babel (Pushkin Press, 2018)Black Sea – Through Darkness and Light. Dispatches and Recipes, by Caroline Eden (Quadrille, 2018) Read by Marcel Krueger: In the foyer of a hotel in Romania’s capital Bucharest a few years back, I struck up conversation with a group of English travellers. We talked about our travel […]

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Essay

Runcorn Wonderland

By David Lewis: Note: Runcorn is an industrial town and port in Cheshire, England. The small old town was surrounded in the 1960s by huge housing estates to rehouse people from Liverpool.   It is the midwinter visits I remember the most, the hour’s journey on a half-empty bus – always, in memory, flooded with cold […]

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On visiting the Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Laugharne

By Anna Evans: Approaching along the peninsula, the town seems to lie at the end of the road, like reaching a final destination. A castle stands guard over the quiet estuary, dramatic and imposing, its battlements slowly reclaimed by the landscape. It is a trip I embark on as much to look for traces of […]

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