Benedict Macdonald, co-author of ‘Orchard: A Year in England’s Eden’ will be giving a talk at The White Horse Bookshop tomorrow, Thursday Oct 28 at 6pm. Tickets are £5(to include a glass of wine) and can be purchased online here, in The White Horse Bookshop, or over the phone 01672 -512071.
‘Orchard: A Year in England’s Eden’ celebrates the abundance of wildlife – bumble bees, spotted flycatchers, hedgehogs and redstarts, all in one particular orchard deep in the Malvern Hills. Co-written with his good friend Nicolas Gates and based on four years of field work, the book follows the turning seasons, culminating in the harvest and homespun cider-making in the autumn.
‘Orchard’ has won the Richard Jefferies Society and The White Horse Bookshop 2021 Literary Prize and this will be presented to Macdonald tomorrow evening.
Macdonald is a passionate conservationist and rewilder who produces and directs TV wildlife programmes such as ‘Springwatch’ and ‘Our Planet’. After the event tomorrow he will be signing copies of his book. The event has been re-scheduled after being cancelled at the Marlborough LitFest.