Denton Welch, a look back to simpler times
I have been reading the Denton Welch Journals.
I have been really enjoying the book not for the just a step back in time in the Kent countryside but also the way he expresses himself. His detailed descriptions make feel like you are in hedgerow beside him that you can smell the fresh air and see water drops glisten on blades of grass.
I found that Alan Bennett also had enjoyed this journal.See extract from the Guardian.
"A good subtitle for a biography of Denton Welch might be A Bike in the Hedge, so much is his leisure and his Journals taken up with picnicking in fields, looking round country churches or exploring the overgrown parks of once grand houses. The bike would not be locked, as this was Kent in the 1940s, a county (though it had seen the Battle of Britain) still sunk in rustic tranquillity and seclusion."
From Alan Bennett, The Guardian, Saturday 7 February 2004
28 August 2009 from Heather
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