Coniston Tales

William Gershom COLLINGWOOD (1854 - 1932)

A selection of poems and short prose pieces grounded in the landscape, history and legends of Coniston in the English Lake District. W. G. Collingwood gave up a promising academic career as a young Oxford graduate to become John Ruskin's personal secretary, living at first in his home, Brantwood, at Coniston. In the spirit of self-sufficiency that typified their community, Collingwood first published these pieces in 'Nothing Much', a faimily magazine edited by his young children and circulated to friends by private subscription. - Summary by Phil Benson

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Antiquity

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Apology Phil Benson
00:01:53
Play 02 The Cairn on the Moor Phil Benson
00:11:30
Play 03 The Great Circle Phil Benson
00:05:59
Play 04 Of the Mines in the Mountains Phil Benson
00:18:20
Play 05 The Three Godmothers Phil Benson
00:02:57
Play 06 A Miracle of St. Cuthbert Phil Benson
00:13:10
Play 07 The Bow in the Cloud Phil Benson
00:01:36
Play 08 The Story of Thurstan at the Thwaite Phil Benson
00:20:21
Play 09 The Ballad of Young Beaumont Phil Benson
00:07:36
Play 10 The Hermit of Monk Coniston Phil Benson
00:11:32
Play 11 The Leaguer of Carlisle Phil Benson
00:04:17
Play 12 Epilogue Phil Benson
00:03:39