Friday, March 31, 2017

The Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Bookshop Literary Prize for 2016

There were sixteen nominations for the award. The final shortlist is:

·         The Nature of Autumn, by Jim Crumley, published by Saraband.
·         The Running Hare, by John Lewis-Stempel, published by Doubleday.
·         Six Facets of Light, by Ann  Wroe, published by Jonathan Cape.
·         Walking Through Spring, by Graham Hoyland, published by William Collins.
·         The Wood for the Trees, by Richard Fortey, published by William Collins.


The winner was selected at the Richard Jefferies Society's Executive Council meeting on Saturday 13 May 2017. The prize is £1,000. The winner will be announced at an event at the White Horse Bookshop on 3 June 2017.


Sunday, March 05, 2017

Readings from Richard Jefferies and Alfred Williams



On Saturday 1st April members of the Richard Jefferies Society and the Friends of Alfred Williams meet up to share readings of both writers at the Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate, Swindon SN3 6AA.

The event starts promptly at 2.00pm, is open to public and free to attend.

The Society is hosting the gathering.


Select a short extract to read to others by or about Richard Jefferies or Alfred Williams or just come along to listen.