Monthly Archives: March 2017

A tragic end

I bought this small drawing in a West Country antiques shop. It wasn’t expensive, and was hung in the back room in a dark corner, but it spoke to me the way some things do. It’s an 18th-century pastel drawing … Continue reading

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Killing for a purpose?

Willow warbler (courtesy Bobthebirder) We are all spoilt these days with our high-powered Leica binoculars and Swarovski spotting scopes. Watching birds in the 18th century was very different. Gilbert White of Selborne in Hampshire, the father of English natural history, … Continue reading

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