Melissa Harrison

Episode Fourteen: Looking

Join Melissa on a circular walk around the village’s sunny meadows. It’s haymaking time, and grasshoppers zither from the tall grass. This week’s guest is Lara Maiklem on the Thames foreshore; her book Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames is a Sunday Times Bestseller. ‘Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’, by William Wordsworth, is read by the illustrator and animator Lewis Heriz. Please support indie retailers and order books from them online.

The Stubborn Light of Things
Series One
Episode Fourteen: Looking



I am a nature writer and novelist, and I’m lucky enough to be able to walk out of my cottage straight into Suffolk’s beautiful open countryside. As spring breaks over the British Isles, and summer settles in, I’ll be documenting the wonder and richness of the natural world and bringing it into as many homes as I can.

There’ll be guest spots from other nature lovers, extracts from my monthly Nature Notebook columns in The Times, and snippets from the diaries of Gilbert White, England’s most famous naturalist. Listen each week to stay in touch with the outside world, the weather, and the changing seasons.

NB: I live, walk and work alone; remote audio production and editing is by Peter Rogers. All social distancing regulations are being followed, and government advice will be adhered to.


The Stubborn Light of Things is written, narrated and recorded by Melissa Harrison

Audio production and editing, music, and additional performances by Peter Rogers

With thanks to: Faber & Faber