Leiston Book Festival

Celebrating our evolving rural landscape

Leiston's first book festival will feature six non-fiction authors, each with a book that explores aspects of our changing landscape and environment. Informative, entertaining and thought provoking, this is an event for you if you care about life in rural England.

This is a book festival like no other you may have attended. You will hear how life has changed in rural East Anglia since George Ewart Evans collected the stories of people born in the 1880s, and gain an insight into the writing of Adrian Bell, who farmed in Suffolk 100 years ago.

Hear one man’s quest to understand why bird numbers are declining, and about Doggerland, which once connected Suffolk to the continent. Discover what it’s like to walk in the Caucasus Mountains and to trudge round the East Anglian bulge.

Halesworth Bookshop will be there with a pop-up bookshop, and your ticket price includes a discount on two books purchased and if you wish, signed by the author, on the day.

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