The Sense of Longing in The Wind in the Willows


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“Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing."

In our first episode back after the summer Phoebe and Rachel discuss the sense of longing found in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Phoebe Watson

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Works Mentioned

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (illus. Inga Moore)

Audiobook: Read by Michael Hordern

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis

The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis

The Pilgrim’s Regress by C.S. Lewis

‘Tinturn Abbey’ by William Wordsworth

‘The Buried Life’ by Matthew Arnold

‘The Day is Done’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Not That It Matters by A.A. Milne

Tolkien On Fairy-stories, expanded edition, edited by Verlyn Flieger and Douglas A. Anderson

The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

“Tolkien, Lewis, and The Wind in the Willows” by Roy Peachey, The Catholic World Reporter

“God’s Whispers in The Wind in the Willows” by Justin D Lyons, Bereans at the Gate

‘Little Gidding’ by T.S. Eliot

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

“The Longing of the Wind in the Willows” by Chris Wheeler, The Rabbit Room

Beyond the Wild Wood by Alan Jacobs, First Things

What We’re Enjoying at the Moment

Phoebe: Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery

Rachel: Mount Usher Gardens

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