2 April 2020

My birthday. Plenty of wonderful birthday books to keep me entertained during the lock-down. How did they know?

Birthday books

With impeccable timing, the head-cold I’ve been fighting off for weeks finally decided to kick in with a vengeance. (Definitely a head-cold. Definitely not coronavirus.) The weather turned brisk and blustery, so our afternoon walk around the lanes was considerably brisker and blusterier than of late. Occasional breaks in the clouds illuminated random patches of distant landscape in a wonderful side-light. Thank Canon for my zoom lens!

Upper Calder Valley hillside

By Richard Carter

Richard Carter is a writer and photo­grapher living in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Website · Facebook · Twitter · Newsletter · Book

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On the Moor

This is a lovely book. I really enjoyed it—partly, I suspect, because I have a similar sense of humour to that of the author and also because I am generally curious about life. [...] The author is good at explanations. I like that. Eclectic—that’s what this book is. And rambling—in a good way (after all, these are walks). I liked it. I hope Richard Carter is writing another volume of his thoughts. I’ll buy it.
—Mark Avery, author and former director of conservation at the RSPB, Sunday Book Review

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