Tales from Valley and Shore: The East Country

East Country Landscape

Jules Pretty discusses his evocative new book The East Country and suggests we should all go outside and explore the countryside on our own doorsteps.

His 74 tales integrate memoir with natural history. From the comings and goings of wildlife to the changes in weather patterns, the marking of old traditions and the impact of 'modernisation' Jules Pretty discusses the impact our actions have on our surroundings. At the same time he encourages us all to slow down, live more locally and celebrate community and to value a vanishing world. Following his talk all are invited to a reception in the Boat House Gallery Flatford.