The Village News - A Talk by Tom Fort

on 05 October 2017.

Hold onto your hats – Tom Fort presents the Village News

Hold onto your hats and get ready to be transported on a wonderfully nostalgic ride across the English countryside with Tom Fort, author of The Village News.

During his talk, the acclaimed travel writer and historian will reveal the treasures of rural England, creating a rich visual tapestry which eloquently unravel the fabric of communities that have developed over thousands of years.

A must for anyone touched by community values, Tom Fort’s trademark wit and humour breathes life iinto the characters and landscapes which shape village life and his fascinating discoveries provide insight into the forces which drive our communities and country.

His book has received much critical acclaim:

‘An entertaining book, written with Fort’s characteristic conversational style… A real pleasure to read’ - BBC Countryfile

‘A witty, charming and informative book… full of shrewd insights peppered with nostalgia and humour’ – Countryside magazine 

Tom will be guiding us through this fascinating and intelligent depiction of village life on Saturday the 14th of October at 11am.

 

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