Golden Oak Leaves

Golden Oak Leaves Some places have a timeless quality.  My neighbours’ garden is one such place.  An old farmstead, it is dominated by a grand old oak tree which offers shelter to many birds, animals and insects throughout the year.  It is a magical place and sitting under its canopy, on a sunny afternoon or at dusk, there is a … Read More

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Philippa Pearce -Tom’s Midnight Garden. Detail from cover design by Peter Farmer. I have always loved reading. The books I had as a child were richly illustrated and even before I could understand the words I remember looking at the images that accompanied the stories. (Many of those ‘treasuries’ I still have and would never part with). I particularly enjoyed … Read More