What’s on your bookshelf?
Arts of Place members and friends offer a trove of short reflections on items from their bookshelves that have shaped their thinking about place. From classic pieces of nature writing, to contemporary works of criticism and theory, via local history, poetry and novels, we are creating an archive of book recommendations that will help enrich our perspectives.
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Essay: Michael Malay reflects on the hidden ecosystems that thrive on the sites of disused collieries.
Gallery: Photographer Martin Stott has been capturing images from lockdown life.
Re-reading: Hermione Lee returns to J.L. Carr’s classic novel
Conversation: Lauren Working and Lucy Powell bring questions of taste, trade and globalism to bear on scenes of feasting and beauty.
Conversation: Tim Dee, Michael Malay, and Liam Olds ask what beauty means in the context of ecological renewal.
Essay: In the year of Wordsworth’s 250th birthday, Jessica Fay explores the contemplative stories he tells about ruins.
Podcast: Alexandra Harris talks to Kate McLoughlin about William Cowper’s great poem of quiet home life, The Task.
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