A thought diary.
This gentle book by the veteran writer reminded me very much of Ronald Blythe’s excellent Wormingford series—minus nearly all the religion.
It comprises 188 short ‘diary’ entries, which are mostly single-page essays. Topics covered range from the former British Empire to getting the car valeted, from model ships to observing passers-by from a local tea shop. My favourite entry was about sheep. It’s a wonderful format, and a wonderful book.
Jan Morris’s motto is Be Kind. Reading this book made me more inclined to try to be so.