Walking The Hillside is now available (2015; Waterloo Press; £12). If you would like to order a copy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as the Waterloo Press website is temporarily out of action. Walking The Hillside is also available as a Kindle book on Amazon.
Click the following link to see 3 short videos of Melinda reading 3 poems from the collection (clips from Hannah Lovell’s film,The Hamlet, 2011)
David Caddy’s words on the back cover of Walking The Hillside :
“Melinda Lovell’s immersion in the cultural landscape of Rouziers and the wider Cantal department in South West France is a joy to follow. Local people, their farms, customs and past populate these poems as much as the hills, streams, woodlands, and tyranny of sun and rain. At the heart of this world are the kitchen garden and the turning of the seasons from pre-planting to harvest. There is a celebration of scents, herbs, fruit and bees that point to sources of nourishment, and there is walking, making connections, the mind in movement, besotted with wildness. It is at once Wordsworthian, French, and beguiling.”