Author Archives: Francis Pryor

PATHS to the Past Launch events

  This will be a short blog post about the launch of PATHS to the Past, which is officially published on March 1st. First a couple of broadcasts you might like to hear. Both are on BBC Radio. The first … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

My new book for Penguin: Paths to the Past. Publication date: March 1st

Just over a year ago I was approached by my Editor at Penguin, Tom Penn, about the possibility of writing something a bit shorter than my previous heavyweight book (The Making of the British Landscape), on landscapes. As it happened, … Continue reading

Posted in books, Landscape, My life | Tagged , , , , ,

Welcome to 2018 (it couldn’t be worse than 2017…)

Let’s not dwell on 2017: far too much Trump and Brexit. Enough said. At the very end of October I had my hip replacement operation and afterwards I attacked the business of recovery very energetically, going for long walks, first … Continue reading

Posted in My life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Suburbia: Taking a Different View

It’s so easy to let one’s mind fossilize. Over the years one accumulates opinions and these tend to become more fixed and rigid with time. And I don’t know how others feel, but I find that in these days when … Continue reading

Posted in Landscape, Tirades | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Welcome to my new left hip joint!

Somebody wise once said that you’ve got to be strong to grow old – and how right he or she was. I’d also add: not just strong, but fit and determined, too. It further helps if you can draw on … Continue reading

Posted in My life | Tagged , , , , ,

The Magic of Flag Fen

A few days ago I came across a wonderful History Girls blog post about Flag Fen, which I’d very much like to share with the followers of my blog. Having been closely involved with Flag Fen since its discovery way back … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology | Tagged ,

The Garden in Mid-Autumn, 2017

Mid-autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. By now we’ve shaken off the humid hot days of high summer and the garden starts to come alive with a new, physical, energy as winds and breezes start to … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , ,