Melanie McDonagh Melanie McDonagh

How we lost the seasons

Nick Groom's The Seasons is an elegy to a time when we lived according to the farming and religious cycles — and a plea for us to attend village festivals and bonfire nights

Irwin Piper takes his sheep to slaughter [Getty Images/Alamy/Shutterstock/iStock]

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