Demolition and Reclamation- A Book Writing A Life.


A Feature that Appeared in The Western Daily Press (Sat 30th June) about the relationship: The evolution of ‘Involution’ the personal Odyssey…Building a home for Arts and Family and building a book in tandem…both demolition and reclamation, old materials all re-used.

(This book Involution is all about life, the life it wrote…and here is some of it….the purple passages…..)

Two kinds of Reclamation explored in the WDP
Two kinds of Reclamation explored in the WDP

To Read the full article on this FINALLY(!) day of book publication click

Some Pictures making the history clear!

Stone Cop and Promise Summer 1981
Stone Crop and Promise Summer 1981
Before the scythe
Before the scythe
Oh..arr 'T'was the way then
Oh..arr ‘T’was the way then
original barns from courtyard photo (12)
The Daunting Prospect .
Good News. No need for cleaning. Bad news. No tap anyway.
Good News. No need for cleaning. Bad news. No tap anyway.

Author: philipparees

A writer ( mostly narrative poetry) of fiction and non-fiction. Self publisher of fiction and Involution-An Odyssey Reconciling Science to God (Runner-up Book of the Year (2013), One time builder ( Arts centre) Mother of four daughters: Companion of old man and old dog: One time gardener, lecturer, wannabe cellist, mostly enquirer of 'what's it all about', blogger and things as yet undiscovered.

2 thoughts on “Demolition and Reclamation- A Book Writing A Life.”

  1. The link works now. A lovely interview, giving a warm and informative impression of you and the home you created. Striking, how the testing and intense process of producing your visionary and amazing book is mirrored by the beautiful reclamation of these barns, a wonderful achievement.


  2. You are most generous. It all looks serene now! As perhaps the book does, no evidence of the furious paddling below…or the doubt that it would ever be achieved. Just a tragedy that the use for which is was created ( a home away from any metropolis for art and artists to create and drink wine together) never happened. Hope that will not also be true of the new born book!


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