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Spring special 2021

The man who saw everything

The man who saw everything

Richard Mabey’s powers of noticing made him the godfather of “the new nature writing”. At 80, he reflects on…

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How to forge a family

How to forge a family

When the pandemic hit I was hurled from the life of a metropolitan millennial cliché to caring for two little girls in rural Oxfordshire.

By Rachel Cunliffe
Comfort and joy

Comfort and joy

Hilary Mantel, Rowan Williams, Elif Shafak, Michael Morpurgo and more on the cultural artefacts and pursuits that bring them…

By New Statesman