Wednesday 26th May at 7pm; online via Zoom – Ticket £5 (£3 redeemable against the book)
Bella Bathurst will discuss her new book, Field Work – What Land Does to People & What People Do to Land
Bella is a writer and photojournalist. Her books include The Lighthouse Stevensons which won the 1999 Somerset Maugham Award, The Wreckers, which became a BBC Timewatch documentary, and The Bicycle Book, which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2011. Bella talked about her book Sound for us in Monmouth in 2017.
What does it take to make a living from the land in modern Britain?
‘Exactly the book I’ve been longing to read about farming. A proper behind-the-scenes look, fascinating, insightful, compassionate.’ Melissa Harrison
‘A fine achievement: describing the indescribable’ Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows
For many of us, Britain is countryside – drystone walls, stiles, sheep on a distant hillside. But farmers themselves often remain a mystery: familiar but unpredictable, a secretive industry still visible from space. Who are these people who shape our countryside and put food on our tables? And what does it take to pull a life out of earth?
From fruit farmers to fallen stock operators, from grassy uplands to polytunnels, Bella Bathurst journeys through Britain to talk to those on the far side of the fence. As farmers find themselves torn between time-honoured methods and modern appetites, these shocking, raw, wise and funny accounts will open out a way of life now changing beyond recognition.
£3 off the book is available only in store or via the Signed Copies page of our own website rossiterbooks.co.uk
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