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Tony Grist
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Current Reading

I've finished Iris Murdoch's The Green Knight- which I love and think of as her late period masterpiece and started the first of Edward St Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels- which I don't love at all but everyone else thinks is a masterpiece. It's short so I'll probably finish it, but whether I'll read the sequels is currently up in the air. It's like Evelyn Waugh without the champagne bubbles.

I'm also reading Wilding- Isabella Tree's account of how she and her husband stopped working their West Sussex farmland and let it revert- with a little gentle assistance- to a state of Nature. It's inspiring and controversial and- incidentally- makes the case for ragwort as a native plant that is mostly harmless. I go out and look at our own ragwort and tell myself I'm never going to fret about it again.
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