Join Melissa as she walks Scout through the grounds of a stately home. The weather’s wet and it’s starting to feel like autumn; there are sloes in the hedgerows, and the first horse chestnut leaves are on the ground. James Rebanks’ beautiful new book is English Pastoral: An Inheritance; he joins us from Matterdale in Cumbria. David Morley reads ‘Cockade’, from his new collection, Fury. Please support indie retailers and order books from them online. All the music from the podcast is now available to buy.