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Sensible Places: Essays on Place, Time, & Countryside
White horses in the chalk, cider, omnipresent sheep, eccentric neighbours, Lib Dems observed in the wild, parish jumbles, trout streams, village cricket, the pub, and Evensong: with wit, sympathy, and insight, the West Country's beloved essayist, GMW Wemyss, finds all eternity in the passing moment in this collection of seasoned and seasonal essays from the countryman's ca ...more
Kindle Edition, 198 pages
Published June 17th 2012 by Bapton Books
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Gervase Wemyss is a man of dry-fly angling and drier wit, with a gift for rural elegy. I'm glad to know him, always eager to read him, and proud to be his publishing partner. These gently witty essays on his eccentric neighbours and the eternal countryside verities are a dang good example of why that's so.
GMW Wemyss lives and writes, wisely pseudonymously, in Wilts. Having, by invoking the protective colouration of tweeds, cricket, and country matters, somehow evaded immersion in Mercury whilst up at University, he survived to become the author of The Confidence of the House: May 1940 and of Sensible Places: essays on place, time, & countryside; co-author of When That Great Ship Went Down: the ...more