We’re very excited to announce that best-selling author Tom Cox will be joining us on February 3rd at 2.30pm for what promises to be a wonderfully entertaining afternoon. His previous visit here a few years back was one of our most successful ever events….and now he’s back to give a reading from and sign copies of his brand new book, 21st-Century Yokel.
21st-Century Yokel superbly 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.
The book is illustrated with Tom’s own photographs and his mother’s linocuts and is quite frankly a thing of beauty and a delight to read.
Tom Cox is the author of nine books, including the Sunday Times top ten bestseller The Good, The Bad And The Furry, and his new psychedelic countryside book, 21st Century Yokel. His account of his year as Britain’s most inept golf professional, Bring Me The Head Of Sergio Garcia, was longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book Of The Year Award, and he is currently working on the follow-up, along with a new book about rural life. Tom now lives in Derbyshire and writes about nature, folklore and the countryside.
This is a FREE, ‘open’ event which will take place in our Art Room during shop hours, so arrive early to get a good spot!
Visit Tom’s website – http://www.tom-cox.com/
Read The Guardian’s review HERE
Follow him on Twitter @cox_tom