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Recommended Reading

An etching after Bruegel, 1817

Recent items of interest...

* Photos of UK writers' houses: Jane Austen, the Brontes, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Lucy Boston, Agatha Christie and more (Guardian Books). I want to visit them all.

* Tracy McVeigh looks at the re-wilding movement in Great Britain; and George Monbiot, author of Feral, celebrates the return of British otters (Guardian Wildlife).

* Artist Chris Maynard pens a beautiful essay on "Why I Find Feathers Alluring"  (Center for Humans & Nature blog).

* Artist Jackie Morris explains how she fell in love with peregrine falcons (Guardian Books).

* Stuart Kelly appreciates the very magical work of Bill Willingham (Guardian Books).

* Maria Tatar discusses the enduring appeal of Peter Pan (Huffington Post).

* Elizabeth Svoboda reflects on the power of story (Aeon Magazine).

* Cory Doctorow gives some excellent writing advice (Locus Magazine online).

* And finally, sadly, a beautiful eulogy for Charles Bowden (1945-2014) by Richard Grant. Chuck Bowden was a tough and brilliant Tucson writer whose work I've admired for many years: Blue Desert, Desierto, Frog Mountain Blues, Seasons of the Coyote, and so many other fine books. There was absolutely no one else like him, and he will be deeply missed. (Aeon Magazine)

Cat sketch by Arthur RackhamArt above: "Concert of Cats," a 19th century etching after Bruegel (via Bibliophila),  and a cat sketch by Arthur Rackham. These are for Stuart, Phyllis, Valerianna, and other cat fans here. But don't tell Tilly.


I loved a chance to see the writers houses. Thank you.

Please make a Kindle book of The Wood Wife. I love this book and have read it over and over again. Now we are downsizing and many of our books will need to move on to other hands. I am packing my Kindle full of my favorites and was so disappointed that the Wood Wife was not available.

Isn't Jackie Morris a treasure! Like you--treasure. Treasure yourself and do not hurry healing. Accidents happen when we need time to be off the grid, sink within, remember mortality, remain joyous, enjoy the time of invalidism. It is valid ((((love))))

Thank you for the re-visit to the cat post, Terri. It has helped to remind me that as a long-time cat servant I'm never quite sure whether I'm an owner or a hostage.

There are discussions going on about this.

PS: And thank you for your kind words about it!

I'm thrilled to learn this might happen. I bought the book, but my vision is very poor, especially at night, when I actually have time to read. My Kindle keeps me reading, and I am keen to read The Wood Wife!

Thank you for all these diverting and absorbing reads, generously posted for us while you convalesce! I enjoyed all of them, but especially Richard Grant's eulogy for Cherles Bowden, whom I'd never heard of. Wonderful writing about a man who clearly inspired! Thank you!

Both. At first I labeled my orange & white cat my 'Unfamiliar,' but he's so busy with
pointing out it's time for grooming, fresh water, when he can sit on my lap, and when he
wants to play tether ball ( yes, and he's very good at it.) He's generous with my sleeping in when I'm tired. He seems to have a 'Notebook of my Human's Activities and When She Needs A Prompt.' I on the other hand, know when he wants to sit on the chair i need, so
I have a huge red stuffed mouse to deter him. He just sighs and blinks and goes somewhere else. Undefeated. Just, OK, I'll keep that in mind.

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