In this new series, travel-writing trainer Jonathan Lorie introduces the classic travel books on his shelf and explains how these can inspire your own traveller’s tales. This week: books about people. The great travel writer Colin Thubron once told a classroom of my writing students that his books are not in fact about foreign places […]
It’s been around half a year since the first case of coronavirus was detected in Wuhan, China, and commentators have been keen to compare data emerging from countries whose leaders have taken different approaches to controlling the outbreak, from the UK to South Korea and Sweden to Germany. But there’s been little discussion of China’s […]
This recipe, celebrating the history of cherries in the Chilterns, comes courtesy of Helen Lindsey-Clark, a Seer Green-based blogger and food stylist.
Clotted cream is, surprisingly, the accompaniment to this traditional savoury recipe. Medieval dovecotes are still found in the grounds of the great West Country estates, so it’s not surprising that squab, or young pigeon, should feature in an ancient recipe. Except that it doesn’t. Devon squab pie is made with mutton. The likely explanation for […]
There is abundant British wildlife to absorb in June, the month of daylight.
Photographer of the Month Nickolas Warner shares his favourite alien landscapes from his travels.
Mike Unwin shares some of his lockdown wildlife poems
As the National Trust starts to open some of its parks and gardens, we take a look at some of our favourites.
We take a tour of some of the county’s lesser-known outdoor wonders.
The story begins with a delivery of cloth from London to George Viccars, an Eyam tailor.