Join author Peter Fiennes as he talks about his latest book, 'Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers'. The book follows in the footsteps of twelve authors, starting with Enid Blyton in Dorset and ending with the final journey of Charles Dickens, as his coffin was carried from his home in Kent to its grave in Westminster Abbey. All the journeys connect, like a literary relay race, from childhood to death, and of course along the way we catch up with Samuel Johnson and James Boswell as they proceed from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye and back.

Peter's previous book, the acclaimed 'Oak and Ash and Thorn', was a Guardian Nature Book of the Year (he shares an interest in Scotland's trees with Dr Johnson). 'Footnotes' is a Guardian Travel Book of the Year and has just been shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Best Travel Memoir of 2019. As the reviewer in the Observer put it, "I didn't really know that I'd been waiting for a more literary and stylish Bill Bryson to update 'Notes from a Small Island', but that's just what 'Footnotes' is, and I loved it." 


 


Tickets £10 - includes a complimentary glass of wine