“Brief Lives” & two perfect paragraphs

I’m not sure if you’re supposed to do this really. Include whole paragraphs as quotations on a blog post about a particular book. But they’re such a perfect bookends to everything in between them that I’m going to go ahead and do just that anyway. ✹ Since Kate Rodenhurst and I wrote our joint piece, […]

In the neighbourhood: Mossley Hill and Aigburth, Part 2

Continuing this week’s walk through the southern suburbs of Liverpool, culminating in a major surprise that would have changed South Liverpool forever. I paused the story of this week’s walk here at Kelton House. Thank you for the contacts about this through Twitter. Including from someone who was born here in 1967 and adopted the […]

In the neighbourhood: Mossley Hill and Aigburth, Part 1

A bright short day in December, following my feet from home to the river along roads I don’t usually follow. Coming by surprise to somewhere that was the hidden birthplace of many, and I’d thought was long gone. You know the way it is, even us habitual wanderers have our well worn pathways we inhabit […]