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Tom Cox brings breath of fresh air to the bookshop

Friday 17th November 2017

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Nature writing and folklore with one of our favourite writers


We’re delighted to welcome Tom Cox back to the shop to talk for a third time when he visits 17 November 7.30 to talk about his latest book, the delightful 21st Century Yokel.

It’s brimming with Tom’s love and innate understanding of the natural world, this time enriched with English folklore and traditions and explores the way in which, event at this point in history, we are all inextricably linked to the landscape whether through immediate family or traditions which are woven into national culture.

‘I think the book has a lot in common with the country walks I was on when I composed much of it,’ says Tom. ‘ It’s bewitched by fresh air, intrepid in minor ways, haunted by weather and old stories and the spooky edges of the outdoors, restless, sometimes foolish, prone to a few detours, but always reaches its intended destination. As a non-fiction writer, all my books are true, but this one is somehow a bit truer, and it’s been by far the most difficult and enjoyable and painful and satisfying I’ve ever written.’

Tickets cost £5 which includes a glass of wine. To book your place, please email info@welbooks.co.uk or call us on 0207 431 3770