Gothic architecture The Adventures of Simplicius Simplicissimus Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen Introduced by Kevin Cramer, translated by J. A. Underwood, Penguin, 2018, 462 pps., £12.99 On 23 May 1618, Bohemian Protestants pushed two Catholic governors and their secretary through the windows of Prague Castle, in protest at the anti-Protestantism of Bohemia’s King Ferdinand, soon to be… Continue reading
After many months of being confined to Kindle, I am pleased to say that A Modern Journey is now available again in hard copy A Modern Journey
Still Water – The Deep Life of Ponds by John Lewis-Stempel My short review of John Lewis-Stempel’s engaging, informative and salutary Still Water – The Deep Life of Ponds is Book of the Week in the current issue of The Lady (21st June).
My short review of John Lewis-Stempel’s Still Water – The Deep Life of Ponds will be in the 21st June issue of The Lady – a book that will be savoured by all lovers of daphnia, duckweed, frogs, irises, lilies and moorhens
My review of Robert Macfarlane’s Underland My short review of Robert Macfarlane’s absorbing and intelligent Underland is in the 7th-20th June issue of The Lady – not online, but in all the shops today. The book wasn’t always comfortable reading for semi-claustrophobes like me (I don’t even care for lifts), but it’s often good to force yourself… Continue reading