Author(s): Leendertz, Lia,
Date of Publication: 03/09/2020,
Pagination: 272 pages, 60 illustrations,
Imprint: Mitchell Beazley,
Published By: Octopus Publishing Group,
Book Classification: Holidays & seasonal interest, Gift books
As ever there are seasonal recipes and monthly gardening tips for the flower and vegetable garden too, as well as a bit of folklore, and nature and a song for each month. This year's edition has a theme: movement, migration and pilgrimage. This was not a reaction to the unsettling events of last year - it was half written by the time Covid-19 hit - but writing it from lockdown did give me a heightened appreciation of the way in which Britain and Ireland have always and continue to be places of movement, and are intimately connected to the rest of the world.
You will find within this book migration tales for each month of this year, but I have also searched out seasonal tales of human movement, and included a pilgrimage for each month, some ancient, some current, all underlining the spiritual benefits of putting one foot in front of the other.
These songs are stitched through with movement and travel, as is this Almanac.