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Lost to the Sea: Lisa Woollett

Medieval kingdoms. Notorious pirate towns. Drowned churches. Crocodile-infested swamps.

On a series of coastal walks, Lisa Woollett takes us on an illuminating journey, bringing to life the places where mythology and reality meet at the very edges of Britain and Ireland. From Bronze Age settlements on the Isles of Scilly and submerged prehistoric forests in Wales, to a Victorian amusement park on the Isle of Wight and castles in the air off County Clare, Lisa draws together archaeology, meetings with locals and tales from folklore to reveal how the sea has forged, shaped and often overwhelmed these landscapes and communities.

Friday 24th May 2024 - 7.30pm

Tickets £6.00

Wyl Menmuir - Heart of the Woods

Just as a parent leaves a legacy to their child, a tree leaves a legacy to its surroundings.

Wyl Menmuir is a favourite of the bookshop since his first book, The Many was nominated for the Booker Prize. More recently, his first foray into non-fiction, The Draw of the Sea was a massive hit with our customers and won the Roger Deakin Award. Wyl has now turned his attention to trees.  Throughout history, trees have determined the tools we use, the boats we build, the stories we tell about the world and ourselves, the songs we sing, and some of our most important rituals.

Friday 7th June 2024 - 7.30pm

Tickets £6.00