Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Wild Frontier: night walker


My latest column for Prospect magazine is about the joys of walking at night time, an enthusiasm I share with Dorothy and William Wordsworth, Coleridge and Dickens. Full text on the Prospect website here, or after the fold. I’ve been doing a lot more of it recently, while staying up writing into the early hours. Sometimes I do wish I was an early riser, who got their most efficient work done before breakfast. But other times I really enjoy those long hours of darkness, after everyone is in bed, when I can get in great stretches of concentrated writing time – and a wander through deserted lanes and fields under starlight.

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The Wild Frontier: settling in


A new column for Prospect, on moving across the country during a time of migrations. Full text here, or after the fold. Illustration by Kate Hazell.

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