The transition from summer to winter brings with it a kind of pleasant melancholy. Harvest festivals, haunting tales and bonfire displays provide consolation to the end of hazy summer days. Dee Dee Chainey, author of 'A Treasury of British Folklore', explores the history, customs and superstitions surrounding this ephemeral time of year.Continue reading...
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18 Oct 2019
Published: 18 October 2019
16 Sep 2019
Published: 16 September 2019
Award-winning novelist Xan Brooks has re-imagined Loe Pool in a funny and poignant short story 'Savage Lovely Cornish Homes' published collaboratively by Falmouth University and the National Trust. Here Xan talks about Penrose.Continue reading...
28 Jun 2019
Published: 28 June 2019
The summer season is well and truly underway. From Wimbledon to the Royal Caledonian Ball, the summer calendar of quintessentially British sporting and cultural events brings with it the familiar, what-to-wear anxiety.Continue reading...
10 Jun 2019
Published: 10 June 2019
We should probably start by saying that we reckon you'll find something of interest year-round in most Trust gardens; even in winter, frost adds an ethereal sparkle to grass, trees and plants. However, if you're looking for roses then early summer is the time to visit. We asked Claire Masset, author of 'Roses and Rose Gardens', to reveal her top tips for where to see these entrancing flowers ...Continue reading...
13 May 2019
Published: 13 May 2019
Although many books have been published on the life and work of Sir Winston Churchill, few have looked at him through the prism of the house he occupied for over 40 years – Chartwell in Kent. In the new National Trust book, ‘Churchill: An Extraordinary Life’, Sarah Gristwood and Margaret Gaskin do just that. We caught up with the authors to find out a bit more about their impressions of the ...Continue reading...