SIMPLY PERFECT FOR AN ISLAND RETREAT

JOHN McMANNERS goes in search of clues which reveal the solitary life lived by St Cuthbert on the island of Inner Farne in the seventh century.


WINGED WONDERS OF THE NIGHT GARDEN

SUSIE WHITE explains why moths are far more than nuisances which flutter through open windows on summer nights, and suggests how smart planting can make our gardens more moth-friendly.


THE UNSPEAKABLE PURSUING THE UNEATABLE

First published in 1990, in issue 10 of The Northumbrian.

HUNTING is an anachronism, feudal, a barbaric sport performed by rural vandals who dress up in fancy costume, climb onto a bewildered horse, blow a trumpet in its ear, and gallop off with a bunch of dim witted dogs in search of a fox who’s much cleverer than all of them.