`This is my manifesto for morning.
There is an energy in the earlier hours, an awareness I enjoy. In today's world we tend to wake as late as we can, timed to when we have to work. But we don't need to chase the day.'
In Morning, Allan Jenkins shows how getting up earlier even once a week or month can free us to be more imaginative, to maybe read, to walk, to write. He talks to other early risers such as Jamie Oliver and Samuel West, to poets and painters. We hear from a neuroscientist about sleep, a philosopher about dawn, a fisherman about light. Allan wakes early, he listens, he looks. He introduces us to a secret world.
This is a celebration of dawn and morning: the best time of day.
Award-winning writer Allan Jenkins is the editor of Observer Food Monthly and once lived in an experimental eco-community on Anglesey, growing organic food on the edge of the Irish sea. He is the co-author of J. Sheekey Fish and the author of Plot 29.