My name is Jane, and I live on the Cornish coast, with the Man of the House and a border terrier named Briar.
I was born here and, though I have traveled and lived elsewhere, the sea called me back, and now I live just yards from where I was born.
This is where I write about books, and about other things that interest me.
Art, music, knitting, my dog ….
I read to live other lives and visit other worlds. I have been doing it for as long as I remember and it is as natural as breathing now.
I always knew that the world was full of people who loved books, but I didn’t find many people who shared my particular loves until I looked online.
I used to blog at Fleur in her World, but the day came when I wanted to do things rather differently, and so I moved here.
It isn’t that my tastes in books have changed – I still love Victorians, Edwardians, 20th century women authors, history, mystery, and quite a bit more – but I want things to be simpler, more natural and more diverse now.
My name comes from a poem that I have always loved.
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They are waiting for me somewhere beyond Eden Rock:
My father, twenty-five, in the same suit
Of Genuine Irish Tweed, his terrier Jack
Still two years old and trembling at his feet.
My mother, twenty-three, in a sprigged dress
Drawn at the waist, ribbon in her straw hat,
Has spread the stiff white cloth over the grass.
Her hair, the colour of wheat, takes on the light.
She pours tea from a Thermos, the milk straight
From an old H.P. sauce-bottle, a screw
Of paper for a cork; slowly sets out
The same three plates, the tin cups painted blue.
The sky whitens as if lit by three suns.
My mother shades her eyes and looks my way
Over the drifted stream. My father spins
A stone along the water. Leisurely,
They beckon to me from the other bank.
I hear them call, ‘See where the stream-path is!
Crossing is not as hard as you might think.’
I had not thought that it would be like this.
Eden Rock, by Charles Causely (1917 to 2003)
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I’m sure there are other things I should be saying, but I really can’t think what they are right now.
So I’ll just say, please do leave a comment – or email beyondedenrock at gmail dot com – if you see anything that interests you, or if there’s anything you’d like to know.