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Granite to Limestone to Chalk: Richard Graves’ Mickleton and William Morris at Broadway Tower

Sunday‘s industrial remains are left behind. Monday morning takes me from Dartmoor to Gloucestershire: from granite to limestone. Hidcote is a very attractive Arts & Crafts style garden, with honey-coloured Cotswold stone buildings as a backdrop. It was designed in … Continue reading

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COLUMELLA: or, The Distressed Anchoret, a colloquial tale, by Richard Graves

I recently read the novel Columella by Richard Graves (1715-1804), author of The Spiritual Quixote. Clarence Tracy, Graves’ biographer wrote: “It has been said that one of the finest achievements of the Church of England was the maintenance of one … Continue reading

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Understanding old stuff

I listened to a ‘Much Binding in the Marsh’ from November 1948 on BBC Radio 7 last week and one of the jokes went something like: ‘Murdoch, you’re wearing glasses – is there something wrong with your eyes?’ ‘No everyone’s … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Quixote: or, the Summer’s Ramble of Mr Geoffry Wildgoose by Richard Graves

I have recently finished reading Richard Graves’ The Spiritual Quixote: or, the Summer’s Ramble of Mr Geoffry Wildgoose; it’s often described as ‘engaging’, and that’s the perfect adjective. As might be expected from the title, the plotline is based, as … Continue reading

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