A lifetime in the English countryside.
A magnificent ten-volume series of weekly diary-entries-cum-essays.
A life writing about nature.
Book 10 in the Wormingford series.
Rural idylls weren’t quite as idyllic as they seemed.
A thought diary.
Book 9 in the Wormingford series.
Out from London to the Sea. In Estuary, Rachel Lichtenstein travels on and about the Thames estuary, meeting people with different connections to the place: writers, artists, singers, sailors, bargemen, mudlarkers, cocklers, historians, naturalists, Sealanders. The book provides an interesting snapshot of a time when traditional ways of life around the estuary are dying out.… Continue reading Book review: ‘Estuary’ by Rachel Lichtenstein
An extraordinary modern rural novel.
by Ronald Blythe Essays on literature, art and the countryside. I'm a big fan of Ronald Blythe's gentle writing style. His Wormingford series of diaries, which first appeared in his regular column in The Church Times should be seen as a national treasure. Field Work is a series of essays about the countryside and country… Continue reading Field Work