I was browsing my battered copy of ‘Fishes of the British Isles: both Fresh Water and Salt’ by J. Travis Jenkins and I came upon the sentence ‘This chapter deals with a number of small fish of no economic importance.’ … Continue reading
It seems that not a few modern ceramists have been drawn down the slippery slope to working in clay by looking at their auntie’s collection of china pugs or the neighbours’ Beswick Siamese cats. Incidentally, how I craved … Continue reading
A Nest of Gentlefolk is the title of a novel written by Ivan Turgenev. Published in 1859, it is thought to be based upon his own upbringing, which was harsh.