Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Another Obscure English Writer's Memorial

I blogged several months ago about the ubiquity of writers in England. At the time, I had just come across a memorial in Tewkesbury Abbey to the obscure Victorian novelist Dinah Craik. At Salisbury Cathedral, I found this monument to the late Victorian nature writer, Richard Jefferies, who was a native of Wiltshire. For anyone interested in Jeffries, there's a good website here. I bought one of his books at a second-hand bookshop in Warwick, but I haven't read it yet. (Click to enlarge the photograph and read the inscription.) On the subject of obscure writers, I was chuffed to find that John Mutford, the moderator of an online book discussion blog called The Book Mine Set, has posted a thoughtful and complimentary review of my short-short story "Kumquat," which appeared a couple of years ago in The Plum Ruby Review.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I will have to visit the grave of Jeffries on my next return to England. I must confess to having not heard of either him, nor Craik.

Now, I need to settle down with a cuppa and read your short story...