Tom Cox

21st-Century Yokel explores the way we can be tied inescapably to landscape, whether we like it or not, often through our family and our past. It’s not quite a nature book, not quite a humour book, not quite a family memoir, not quite folklore, not quite social history, not quite a collection of essays, but a bit of all six.

It contains owls, badgers, ponies, beavers, otters, bats, bees, scarecrows, dogs, ghosts, Tom’s loud and excitable dad and, yes, even a few cats. It’s full of Devon’s local folklore – the ancient kind, and the everyday kind – and provincial places and small things. But what emerges from this focus on the small are themes that are broader and bigger and more definitive.

www.tom-cox.com

Wednesday 27th June 2018 - 2:30pm
Tickets
Adult £10, Student £2

‘21st-Century Yokel is simultaneously the funniest and saddest book about the modern countryside that I know.’ John Lewis-Stempel, author of The Running Hare
Book
Venue
St Mary's Church
Church Street
Beaminster
Dorset
DT8 3BA