Snow by Walter de la Mare

  No breath of wind, No gleam of sun – Still the white snow Whirls softly down Twig and bough And blade and thorn All in an icy Quiet, forlorn. Whispering, rustling, Through the air On still and stone, Roof, - everywhere, It heaps its powdery Crystal flakes, Of every tree A mountain makes; ‘Til … Continue reading Snow by Walter de la Mare

This week’s reading

  Two books read this week and both very different.  Both set partly in America, though, and both hardbacks. That Part was True by Deborah McKinlay is charming and elegant. It's a short novel, played out through a series of letters between uptight, British Eve, and successful American writer Jack.  Throughout the course of the … Continue reading This week’s reading

Imogen Hermes Gowar – The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

A fabulously detailed historical novel set in 1700s London. Josiah Hancock has received a little more than he bargained for when the captain of his ship comes back with a mermaid. He is inducted into Georgian pr when he attempts to publicise the curiosity more widely - the coffee shops and salons were the social … Continue reading Imogen Hermes Gowar – The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock