This is JL Carr’s map of Herefordshire (taken in a winter window, so there’s a bit of glare.)
Readers of this blog will remember the post earlier this year, where I wrote about solving the mystery of why JL Carr’s ‘A Month in the Country’ signs off with the words, ‘Stocken, Presteigne, 1978.’ Mr Danny Powell, who grew up at Stocken and lived there for . . . → Read More: Carr’s Herefordshire, with extras….
My idea in renaming the blog bit of the website has root in my new (still in production) book, ‘A Hero For High Times’, and it is, at least in part, a reaction to my writing and thinking about the exodus of the hip ruralist diaspora from the cities in the sixties and seventies that gave rise to, for example, the self-sufficiency movement.
The ‘counter-culture’ . . . → Read More: Why get your head together in the country?
This is a first pass in some haste to say hello to you, subscribers, regular visitors, victims of search engines (North/South divide? Tit-rub?) etc to the new look website.
This is the fifth full make-over that Perry Venus has done since we started doing this web site thirteen years ago.
It’s to go before the new book, which is still in progress, and I . . . → Read More: How indeed…