We tend to see the ever-changing British weather through a binary lens. It is ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Matt Gaw’s latest book, In All Weathers, wants to challenge that. He guides us on an immersive exploration of adverse weather: from rain to fog, wind, ice and snow.

I read this book as my body experiences its own climatic variations. Racked by fever, I swing from desert blaze to arctic chill in minutes. Yet I keep hungrily reading, covers on and covers off, as my weather changes.

That’s the thing with Gaw’s writing. It’s very, very good in such an understated, easy to devour way. The prose ...


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