My fascination with Yew trees has neither a beginning nor an end.
Opening voice: Alastair McIntosh [BBC Radio Scotland ‘Thought for the day’, 15 August 2018 Closing voice: Professor Philip Davis, Director Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society, University of … Continue reading wilder and more memorable
Blackadder Walled Garden, Berwickshire. Music credit: King Creosote, live, Glasgow Concert Hall, 12 March 2020.
Last night we were in the audience of the Glasgow Concert Hall to hear live the music and soundtrack of the acclaimed film: ‘From Scotland with Love’. It really was … Continue reading From Scotland with Love
‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W. G. Sebald was considered by critics to be “one of the most remarkable books of the year”
I was very fortunate to have been commissioned by Alexander McCall Smith to make short films of two of the songs from ‘These are our Hands’. One of those films … Continue reading herring and silk: loss, light
A quote from ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald. This is for Mrs Picken.
Quotes about gates (one of my fascinations) from ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald
The circular Yew hedge in ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald
There is a haunting account of the Somerleyton Yew maze in ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald
W G Sebald begins ‘The Rings of Saturn’ with his search for the Skull of Dr Thomas Browne (1605-1682):
Two summers ago I left my old coat in the centre of Aberdeen on a gravestone in St Nicholas kirkyard. The coat was old and had first been worn by … Continue reading an old coat