Tuesday, November 22, 2016

William Trevor at Braunston

The canal and church at Braunston © Chris Downer

I was sorry to hear of the death of William Trevor yesterday - I have read many of his superb novels and short stories over the years.

As the late Peter Porter's Guardian obituary of him says, at one time the latter were the sources of many of the best single plays on television.

That obituary also revealed something intriguing about Trevor. I knew he had been a sculptor before he was a writer, but it turns out that the the carved lectern and screen at All Saints, Braunston, are entirely his work.

I know this Northamptonshire village from childhood canal holidays and will go back to see William Trevor's work one day.

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