A Good Read, French Countryside and A Sculpture 

19 Nov

We have been on trains for over seven hours today and with occasional glances at the countryside, I have been buried in the best book I have read in a long time which I started in Paris and finished  as we went through Truro, just ten minutes from home. It is ‘A Year of Marvellous Ways’ by Sarah Winman, a beautifully written and most evocative story that had me completely engrossed. It is set in Cornwall and is poignant, moving and utterly enchanting. Thank you to G for the recommendation.The French countryside is scattered with churches, rather hard to catch on camera when travelling so fast but this gives a flavour.The wonderful sculpture, Meeting Place by Paul Day, greets all those arriving at St Pancras from Paris. I love how the fabrics flow and the expressions on the faces of the two.


Posted by on November 19, 2016 in art, Beauty, environment


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4 responses to “A Good Read, French Countryside and A Sculpture 

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    November 26, 2016 at 10:36 am

    will try and get a copy of books…into reading lately…more comforting than TV!

  2. Lucy & Brian

    November 24, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Sarah Winman’s other novel ‘When God Was a Rabbit’ is one of my all-time favourites and I loved Marvellous Ways too! Lucy 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 24, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      I shall look for her first on your recommendation, thank you. 🙂


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