Part of Leeds Lit Fest 2020

Peter Fiennes' new book Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers is an entertaining and thought-provoking journey around the UK in search of the favourite places of some of our best known authors including Enid Blyton, J B Priestley,  Beryl Bainbridge, and Charles Dickens. Along the way he explores the writers’ lives and works and the landscapes that inspired them, and asks how much Britain - and our idea of it -  has changed over time. It has been shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award.

Peter Fiennes is a former publisher of the Time Out Guides and author of a much praised book about our native woodlands - Oak and Ash and Thorn - a Guardian Book of the Year.