This is a shameless plug for a new kid on the blog, the bloggee being not unknown to me. Wartime Housewife is a template for our age, and even though I knew at first hand many of the recommendations contained therein, it has made me re-think my manifold sins already. This is no hippie-style crapping on about dodgy diets where you eat nothing but walnuts and boiled eggs, and it won't tell you how to crochet a bicycle. It's not an austerity whinge, and it all fits perfectly into the idea of Unmitigated England. (After all, we need home comforts when we come in from staring at corrugated iron.) No, this is plain common sense, and it's fun. Wartime Housewife does a good turn, if she'll pardon the expression, and there's something here for us all.
I am a designer, writer and photographer who spends all his time looking at England, particularly buildings and the countryside. But I have a leaning towards the slightly odd and neglected, the unsung elements that make England such an interesting place to live in. I am the author and photographer of over 25 books, in particular Unmitigated England (Adelphi 2006), More from Unmitigated England (Adelphi 2007), Cross Country (Wiley 2011), The Cigarette Papers (Frances Lincoln 2012), Preposterous Erections (Frances Lincoln 2012) and English Allsorts (Adelphi 2015)