Sue Vincent ‘s guest writer, Jim Webster with a Tallis Steelyard story and two books on offer.
Barker, Thomas; The Miser (Sir Thomas Lowie Pont); Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
I’ve mentioned before that the ‘Society of Minor Poets’ try to provide free meals for the young, the old and the indigent. It’s not just the feeding people that is important, it’s a chance for them to sit somewhere warm. It gives them a place where they can just talk and even, occasionally, be entertained. To be honest the feeding can be a little basic. We often offer what is known as our ‘all day breakfast.’ By that we mean there is a cauldron of porridge constantly cooking. On the days the racing stables send us the grain they have no intention of feeding to expensive horses, they will often send us some molasses as well, which adds savour.
Given that we are the Society of Minor Poets, it would be a sad affair if we couldn’t…
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