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Pub Walks in Underhill Country

Pub Walks in Underhill Country

'If your companion is walking far ahead, it can be fun to close one eye and hold her between your thumb and forefinger, taking care in case she slips from your grasp, or, conversely, you crush her altogether!' Graham Underhill is a much-loved local water colourist, ale enthusiast, and self-published guidebook writer - the 'Wainwright of the West Midlands'. But our narrator and guide is a rambler in more ways than one, and what begins as a set of walk instructions soon gives way to what Graham would rather talk about - mostly, his marriage to the beautiful and erudite Sunita. When a well-connected environmentalist and would-be MP takes an interest in Sunita's childhood memoir Graham's happiness seems complete. Or it would, were it not for the shoddy state of the local footpath network. And inconsiderate mountain bikers. Litter louts, pretentious landscape photographers, idiots who consider light trainers suitable for mountainous terrain, and the Highways Agency's plan to build a bypass through his house. At least he has his beloved Sunita. Or does he? Graham, it turns out, is not always the most reliable guide. And neither is 'Underhill Country' the sleepy idyll it seems...Cunning, hilarious and heartbreaking, Nat Segnit's debut novel is a guidebook to stubborn optimism in the face of marital - and environmental - meltdown.

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169/2011 at the country pub

169/2011 at the country pub

The English country pub tradition seems to be alive and well. With their large gardens, they also welcome families with children. Parents can enjoy their meals and, if they are lucky, some locally brewed real ale, too, while children run around and play (we passed by a bit too early on this Saturday evening for the locals to have gone out for dinner, hence the still totally empty tables and benches). Food is usually fresh and delicious, service friendly with lots of banter and smiles, and the architecture of the old houses offers additional interest.

In the middle of the ever accelerating change everywhere these days, it's nice to see something old, traditional and stable.



Travelling on-tour with Shane Mac Gowan around the West of Ireland a few years ago, we unsurprisingly ended up in a shebeen country pub after the gig. Belying the image (it was raucous chaos) - on the table we huddled around, was this beautiful candle end with dripping wax. I loved the way it lit the hands behind. It captured a really quiet moment in the midst of a crowded pub. The flavor of ancient nights.

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