by Nicholas Murray
In Norse mythology the ancient evergreen tree of fate,
under which the gods sit in council
and which upholds the universe; a yew, or an ash.
A Dictionary of English Plant Names, Geoffrey Grigson
Nicholas Murray is a freelance author and journalist based in Wales and London. Born in Liverpool he is the author of several literary biographies including the lives of Franz Kafka, Aldous Huxley and Bruce Chatwin.