Scarefolk: A History

“They creep along the hedgerows, waiting for unsuspecting greedy birds.  They run at the birds, cawing and flailing their limbs.  The birds fly away.” – from “The Efficacy of the Scarecrows on the Modern Farm” (1984) Each scarecrow is named for their place of residence and their ownner/maker.  So the hessian sackhead in the great…

American Gods and other things I love

Books are on my brain at the moment.  I’ve just bought a book from the American WBN list and a couple of the 2012 Orange Prize shortlist.  I hover, as ever, over the Kindle version, oh so incredibly cheap.  But I can’t do it.  Previous e-aquisitions go unread and I like real books.  I like…