Caught by the River

The Kenneth Allsop Memorial Talk

12th November 2012

illustration from The Unofficial Countryside by Richard Mabey

Little Toller Books present
Richard Mabey in conversation with Sue Clifford
At the Electric Palace in Bridport, Dorset
On 6.30pm on Friday 16th November 2012

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Britain’s foremost nature writer, Richard Mabey, is travelling to Dorset this November to give the very first Kenneth Allsop Memorial Talk, organised by Little Toller for the Bridport Literary Festival. His many books include Food for Free, The Unofficial Countryside, Beechcombings, Weeds, the ground-breaking Flora Britannica, and his best-selling memoir Nature Cure. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by St Andrews and Essex universities for his contributions to nature writing and was appointed to the Civil List in 2008 for services to literature. He is Vice-President of the Open Spaces Society and Patron of the John Clare Society.

Richard will be discussing his life’s work with Sue Clifford, the co-founder of the distinguished Dorset-based charity Common Ground and co-author of England in Particular. The event will also celebrate Kenneth Allsop’s In the Country, published by Little Toller Books last year. Set at West Milton, the book is a record of Ken’s day-to-day life and reveals through the changing seasons his wit, boundless curiosity, and the delight he felt for the richness and beauty of west Dorset.

For further information, a full catalogue or bookings please call the box office on 01308 424901 or see the Bridport Literary Festival website.