Join Melissa as she follows the course of her local river. Elderflowers are taking over from cow parsley, and red damselflies throng the water. This week’s guest is the writer and naturalist Amy-Jane Beer; ‘Your Bright Jays’ is by Robert Selby, from The Coming-Down Time. Please support indie retailers and order from them online.
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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, Jonas Gustafsson (strathmorepublishing.co.uk/impeka.org)