Some more visits to my study

George and Zara in the study

As we are still on the cusp of Holy Week, and just before I start the sequence of poetry posts, beginning tomorrow, for each day of that sacred time, I thought I might offer a few more of my new series on Youtube, ‘A Spell in the Library’. This is in one sense a separate endeavour from this blog, which will remain more for the written and spoken word. But if you subscribe to and enjoy this blog, you might also like to subscribe (for free) to my new youtube channel. You can visit that channel Here.

So here are a couple more samples of what’s on offer there: one is a glimpse of a lovely old Copy of the Book of Common Prayer, with beautiful edge painting, which belonged to my father-in-law Michael Hutchison, and the other is a reading, about my own study, from my book ‘In Every Corner Sing‘, which takes its point of departure from a charming essay by Leigh Hunt. I hope that in this period of lockdown, these virtual visits might be a cheerful diversion.

Here’s the one on edge painting:

And here’s the one on the love of books:


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5 responses to “Some more visits to my study

  1. Cynthia

    Thank you for ‘sharing’ your study; very similar to my daughter’s, full of books, papers etc. but no dogs! Please give them a pat each. Looking forward to your musings for Holy Week.

  2. So comforting to see that our libraries are related. Mine filled with so very many faithful friends who have helped me reach the children lo, these 40 plus years. And so many so much older. Thank you Malcolm for inviting us in.

  3. Barbara Parry

    Beautiful: A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It’s loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness..Keats, Endymion

  4. Karen

    Thank you, Malcolm, for inviting us in to share your treasures. Your kindness and your words are refreshing for the spirit.

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