Tag Archives: Tamar Valley

Silver River by Virginia Spiers, with paintings by Mary Martin

I’ve been waiting for this for a while and today my copy arrived, and it was worth the wait – it’s a lovely book, published by the Tamar Valley AONB. Virginia Spiers has been writing Guardian Country Diaries since 1994, … Continue reading

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Silver River by Virginia Spiers & Mary Martin

I always look forward to Virginia Spiers’s Country Diary articles in The Guardian, and am always particularly pleased when they describe her native Tamar Valley, as this is an area I am very fond of. I also look forward to … Continue reading

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Surrey to Cornwall, mostly on chalk

I don’t like motorways, partly because they’re tedious, but mainly because, on the whole, motorways ignore the topography and just barge through the landscape like a big fat greedy rude person trying to get somewhere before everyone else. So to … Continue reading

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