The year takes its shape from the seasons of nature and the feasts and festivals of the Christian year. Each informs and illuminates the other in this loving celebration of nature's gifts and neighbourly friendship. Literature, poetry, spirituality and memory all merge to create an exquisite series of stories of our times. For all the changes in the contemporary countryside, timeless qualities remain and both are captured here with a poet's understanding and imagination.
RONALD BLYTHE is one of today's foremost literary figures. His work, which has won numerous awards, includes Akenfield (now a Penguin 20th Century Classic - it was also made into a feature film), Private Words, Word From Wormingford, Divine Landscapes, Going to Meet George and numerous other titles. He lives near Colchester.