This 1720 house from the Landmark Trust has the perfect fireplace and chairs to read by, should you find yourself celebrating your anniversary on a weekend of gale force winds and rain. We took a lesson from "our" sheep and, undaunted stubbornly, went as planned to Dartmoor (with wet wild horses) and to Mortehoe where we hiked the spectacular North Devon Coast Trail. To experience Britain's Southwest from home, read Mary Wesley's pansexual ensemble novel spanning sixty years The Camomile Lawn, Patrick Gale's gay family novel spanning thirty years Rough Music, or Jane Gardam's masterpiece spanning a lifetime in Hong Kong and Dorset, Old Filth. Sorry to report Gardam's brand new book, Last Friends, milking the success of Filth with an unneeded second sequel, is a bit of jumble. It's merely very good.