Alexandra Harris and Frances Spalding: 'Weatherland: Writers and Artists Under English Skies'

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Though I can measure the speed of the wind, I cannot find a way to measure the fact that it goes around tremblingly, that this wind has a malicious anxiety in it.

Alexandra Harris, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Liverpool University, was at the shop to talk about her latest book Weatherland (Thames and Hudson), a study of the complex relationship between English artists and writers and the infamous British weather, from Chaucer in the 14th century to John Piper in the 20th. Harris was in conversation with art historian and biographer Frances Spalding.