Sunday, 3 February 2013

moon, crows and snowdrops, ribs, a conscious englishman, edward thomas, publishing my edward thomas




















Yesterday, the sun shone and the countryside round Bampton really cheered up.

Beside the spire of St Peter and St Paul's, Broadwell, the moon was still out at 8 o'clock in the morning and crows flew in front of it (spot the moon and crows!) and there were snowdrops in the churchyard.

Today, the fields were stark, the trees and hedges so obviously picked clean, the gate in the picture, almost hidden in summer by foliage, now laid bare like ribs on a carcass.

Meanwhile, the official publication of A Conscious Englishman by Margaret Keeping nears--Thursday 7th February.

As readers of this blog will know, the novel is about the last years of World War I poet Edward Thomas' life. It's a terrific read. And you can find a huge amount of extra information about the poet at the author's excellent blog, Publishing my Edward Thomas.

Today, appropriately, given the weather, is a quiet day, catching up on sleep and rest after a hectic week.

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