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Kaliane Bradley, Jay Griffiths and Testament talk to Anita Roy

Gifts of Gravity and Light

Winter Weekend 2021, 

The changing seasons of the year are an endless source of strangeness and wonder. This book invites you to experience spring, summer, autumn and winter through 14 different voices. Greet the arrival of spring in East London with a Cambodian New Year's dance; watch sea otters at play in the summer sun; gather armfuls of hops in a romany song to the autumn; yield to the icy stillness of winter in the Cairngorms or pine for the ‘sun-drunk’ days of a Jamaican childhood.

With a foreword by Bernardine Evaristo and contributions from Jackie Kay, Kaliane Bradley, Pippa Marland, Testament, Michael Malay, Tishani Doshi, Jay Griffiths, Luke Turner, Anita Roy, Raine Geoghegan, Zakiya McKenzie, Alys Fowler, Amanda Thomson and Simon Armitage, this almanac reflects not only the diversity of the writers featured, but our endlessly changing natural world.

Kaliane Bradley, Jay Griffiths and Testament talk to Anita Roy