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News & Forthcoming Events

Richard Hawking, writer of At the Fields Edge: Adrian Bell and the 
English Countryside and editor of A Countryman's Winter Notebook, will be 
talking to the film maker and TV producer Eddie Anderson 
about Adrian Bell's Countryman's Notebook at Wells Maltings, 
Wells-next-the-Sea on Sat 7th May 2022 at 3pm

Ticket online, in person or by telephone from Wells Maltings


- Event: October 26th 2021 -

- New Publication: October 12th 2021 - 

A New Selection of Essays by Adrian Bell

Selected and Introduced by Richard Hawking 
Preface by Martin Bell
Illustrated by Beth Knight
Published by Slightly Foxed on Oct 12th 2021

- Reviews - 

Robert Corban Reviews At the Field's Edge: Adrian Bell and the English Countryside

Robert Grano Reviews At the Field's Edge: Adrian Bell and the English Countryside

- Events in 2020  - 

Understanding the Nature of Materials: Farming for the Future - POSTPONED

Richard Hawking and Jake Eldridge

In conjunction with World Environment Day, Richard Hawking will discuss agricultural 
changes in the 20th Century with reference Adrian Bell's prescient work, highlighting some 
of the environmental and cultural impact of these changes. Jake Eldridge - who wrote the 
preface to At the Field's Edge - will then outline his work at his organic no-till small-holding
 Oxton Organics, before broadening the discussion to explore the importance of moving 
away from industrial agricultural towards regenerative farming practices.

The Fold, Bransford, Worcestershire, Friday 5th June at 7.30

- New Publication - 

At the Field's Edge: Adrian Bell and the English Countryside

Richard Hawking 

This monograph introduces the prose and ideas of this important writer,
and provides a thoughtful and engaging exploration of Bell’s writing and his
‘practical’ relevance to contemporary debates about the countryside. It
addresses factors that continue to impact and jeopardize our countryside:
 the rise of industrial farming 
and its environmental impact; the growing
separation of the country and the city; 
and the disconnection of producer
and consumer, and the 
impact of capitalist consumerism on the countryside.
At the Field’s Edge will also examine how these factors have contributed to
decline of rural communities and rural culture, and how they challenge
of English identity. 

Published by The Crowood Press May 28th 2019

Also available at WaterstonesAmazon and Barnes & Noble

- Recent Publications - 

Please check out the new edition of The Cherry Tree
from the wonderful independent publisher Slightly Foxed

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