Tag: Roger Cecil

Roger Cecil

April 21, 2017 3 Comments
Roger Cecil

I met Roger Cecil just once, in 2011.  There was only one way of making initial contact with him, according to my instructions, that had any chance of success.  You rang his number, twice, then put the phone down and rang again.  If you were lucky he would then answer.  I was lucky, and arranged […]

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A cold field in Croesyceiliog

March 22, 2015 1 Comment
A cold field in Croesyceiliog

i.m. Roger Cecil (1942–2015)   ‘When birds come to suffer by severe frost, I find that the first that fail and die are the redwing-fieldfares, and then the song-thrushes’ (Gilbert White, 12 April 1770)   In a cold field in Croesyceiliog no one saw me lie down to sleep or frost weave its lacework on […]

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