THE BEAUTY THINGS is a record of conversations between Mark Edmonds and Alan Garner. It is an exploration of our relationship with stuff. Not just the clutter we’re encouraged to desire, but the things which carry and connect us; to people, to place and to the past. Things that find us, that possess us even when we can find no logic to the bond. They’re on the mantelpiece and the windowsill, in the drawer or the corner of your eye. Used every day or gathering cobwebs; it makes no difference. Some things just matter.
Using objects that matter to Alan, including several that appear in his novels, The Beauty Things explores the power that objects possess and the roles they play in the stories we tell; about the world and about ourselves.