The Halesworth Bookshop

Adrian Bell, A Countryman’s Winter Notebook

Tuesday 26th October 2021 - 7:30 pm

From 1950 to 1980 Adrian Bell wrote a weekly column called ‘A Countryman’s Notebook’ for Suffolk and Norfolk’s long-serving local paper, the Eastern Daily Press.

His columns were, as his son Martin Bell says in his preface, ‘not really journalism but prose poems about the natural life around him’, and these essays share that which is common to all his writing – a deep appreciation of the small moments of each passing day.

Now a selection of these beautifully crafted essays has been gathered together and introduced by Richard Hawking to form the first, of a quartet of Bell’s writings on the seasons.

Winter is the first.

The Halesworth Bookshop presents Richard Hawking, author of 'At the Field's Edge: Adrian Bell and the English Countryside', and Professor Jules Pretty, author of 'This East Country', in conversation.