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We have a new rule here in the den – a theme week is invariably followed by a week where the poor Coming-up-poster struggles to find the merest thread of a link between the pieces, and fails utterly. It is possible, of course, that it’s a good thing for those of our readers who are all themed-out. Certainly, it is the case this week. Anyhow, from the White House to the West Coast of Scotland, from floristry to flying (or maybe not quite), we hope you find something to enjoy and inspire you in this week’s offering.
On Monday Jackie peeks into the routine of the White House florist in Nancy Clarke’s memoir My First Ladies.
On Friday Hilary shares the deep pleasures to be found in Catherine Czerkawska’s double love story set on a Hebridean island, The Curiosity Cabinet.
Today’s images, taken on a non-Hebridean island (Tresco), are from Hilary’s holiday snaps, and reminds her a) that we had at least one beautiful sunny day, and b) that summer might just … just … be a-comen in.