On looking at thyme under a microscope, the scientist reaches for a lemon
‘the Grain affords a very pretty Object for the Microscope, namely, a Dish of Lemmons plac’d in a very little room.’
Robert Hooke (1635-1703)
Lavinia Greenlaw has published three books of poems, most recently Minsk. Her two novels are Mary George of Allnorthover and An Irresponsible Age and she has also published a memoir, The Importance of Music to Girls. Her work for BBC radio includes programs about the Arctic, the Baltic, the solstices...