Monday, 18 December 2017

21st Century Yokel - exploring local landscapes...

OK, I admit, I have a book problem.
I could easily have bought many more books over the last few weeks including one on the villages of the East Coast which have been lost to the sea...
I had a delivery of Nomadland last week, and then went on to devour the first part of it. I'd read a lot about the new book by Tom Cox, which came into being thanks to Unbound. It's about the landscape (one of my latest preoccupations) and also features SW Devon and Norfolk - two areas I know very well. Reading the first chapter, I could visualise the places Tom was describing having visited them, or driven past them many times.
The idea of exploring and getting to know your local area is something that will be a theme for some of my work in 2018, and this book has plenty to say about that...