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A Conversation...

Bookhound and I were having one of our conversations the other day, it went a bit like this... Me : 'Clocks go back this weekend.' Him : 'That means it's only five weeks to Advent and the C*******s bough coming into the kitchen.' Me : 'But surely it was only last week we packed the deccies away and put them in the loft...' And we suddenly realised that this year had somehow vanished, and we have no real markers for it other than those we'd prefer to forget. No month in New Zealand obviousl...
Tags: Books, UK, 2020, New Zealand, Devon, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Waterstones, Country Life, Don, Falmouth, Dovegreyreader, Cotehele, North Cornwall, St Raphael Huccaby, Coleton Fishacre


An Outing ~ St Raphael, Huccaby

I think we could all do with a bit of an outing today don't you and maybe a nice pot of tea and a slice of cake... It is almost twenty years since I read Miss Garnett’s Angel by Salley Vickers, but as we wandered around the tiny church of St Raphael - Huccaby, up on High Dartmoor a while back,  I remembered the book and its story of Tobias and the Angel Raphael which unfolded alongside Julia Garnet’s journey around Venice. That morning we’d actually seen a glimpse of sunshine whilst sitting at...
Tags: Books, NHS, Venice, Garnett, St Michael, Tobias, Nicholas, Jean, Dovegreyreader, Devon Coast, St Raphael, Angel Raphael, Nicholas Jenkins, Anthony Powell, Lydford, Raphael Huccaby