Common Ground
Common Ground spine
  • “Scratch the fine carpet of green and there is white. The horizon line is untroubled, smooth where it meets a clean glazed sky. Few trees take root here. The powdery downs roll, curvaceous as flesh, soft valleys interlacing. Wind, fresh in every season, sweeps across the tops, smoothing the smooth. The paths are springy underfoot. They vibrate.” —from ‘Unpretending Orlando’, by Elise Valmorbida

    Which writer captures the spirit of your area? How have the local landscape, people and stories influenced them? And what effect has this had on you? 

    Thirty of Britain’s liveliest writers consider those questions and write about the common ground they share with another writer. This book brings together their extraordinary responses, and provides a unique, informative and thoroughly entertaining tour of literary Britain.

    Contributors include Niall Griffiths and Ali Smith.

    © 2024 Elise Valmorbida