Gavin Pretor Pinney's 'The Cloudspotter's Guide' published in 2006 is an enthusiastic and well-written account of these features which are literally a backdrop to our existence, but which rarely get more than a passing glance -after reading this book you'll certainly pay them more attention.

You can visit the Cloud appreciation society

Cumulus

Cumulonimbus

Cirrus

Stratocumulus

J.R.R Tolkien's 'The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun' is a re-telling of this famous Norse tale which he wrote in the early 1930's (pre-'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings'), and was published for the first time in 2009. Christopher Tolkien has added many notes and a commentary alongside his father's work.

You can find an interview I gave about this book here

Roasting the dragons hearts

Sigurd and Dragon

Sigurds horse

Testing the sword

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