The Reading Life: 2020

April 21, 2021 | No Comments

2020, what a year. I’m going to go with the old maxim, ‘if you can’t say something nice, say nothing at all,’ and simply share my year’s reading. Four months…

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A Fork in the Road

September 5, 2016 | 2 Comments

In the middle of June, I packed books, pinboards, a laptop, wellies, a holdall of tatty clothes, and Dougie the dog into the car, and headed for the Scottish Borders.…

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The Croft and the Stone

October 26, 2015 | No Comments

In September I read an essay by John McPhee, “Omission: Choosing what to leave out,” in The New Yorker, and it reminded me how much I admire his work. I promptly made…

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