Monthly Archives: July 2017

A Tale of Two Bridges – a story

My train was late, but that’s Italy for you. I was following in the painter Henry Holiday’s footsteps. Had he taken the train? Was there a train to Florence to catch in 1881? When I arrived at the hotel they’d … Continue reading

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In pursuit of Wordsworth

I visited Tintern again recently. I looked at the abbey ruins, but the real reason I went was because I had been re-reading Wordsworth’s ‘Tintern Abbey’. For me it is a potent evocation of spirit of place. I first read … Continue reading

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