“I wonder that so many people have written, who might have let it alone” (Dr. Johnson)
This is where the masochistically inclined can find a few of my articles, and details of various books. I have written on subjects ranging from arts to topography, for the Times, Sunday Telegraph, Economist, Daily Mail, Spectator, Literary Review, Irish Times, Country Life, New Welsh Review, Unherd, Chronicles, American Conservative, Modern Age, University Bookman, Bournbrook, The Agonist, The Mallard, The Lady, Spectator Australia, Spiked, and others. I accept blame for several novels – A Modern Journey, Displacement, Sea Changes, with more aborning. My first non-fiction book, Edge of England: Landfall in Lincolnshire, was published in June 2022, and received warmly. I have had poetry published in the Australian magazine Quadrant, and the Greek literary journal, Oδós Πavós. I am generally interested in British and European arts, history, literature and topography, ecology, folklore, and the history of ideas.
I have recently started giving (mercifully short) monologues about overlooked books on Youtube, in a perhaps doomed bid to accommodate myself to the age of the image – a series known as “Speaking Volumes“. In spare time, I edit The Brazen Head, an online gallimaufry of culture and ecology.
I lurk in an obscure corner of one of the obscurest of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, but can be found at editor[a]brazen-head.org
There’s no escape even on Twitter – @DerekTurner1964