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Alyson Hallett takes us to Launceston in Cornwall, home of the writer Charles Causley, in the centenary year of his birth.


Lyn Webster Wilde speaks with George Miller about Becoming the Enchanter, a very personal exploration of the hidden world of Britain’s native traditions, which takes her to ancient places in search of enduring spiritual meaning.


Horatio Clare speaks with James McConnachie about difficult journeys, the manic episode that cost him his notes for an entire project, and the difference between loneliness and love of solitude.