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John Wright of River Cottage fame - author talk!


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Hi everyone,


On Tuesday 23rd November at 7.30pm, author and naturalist John Wright will be coming to Alleyn's School to discuss his latest book "A Spotter's Guide at Countryside Mysteries".


For those of you who watched River Cottage on Channel 4, you will know John as the expert in all things mushrooms and foraging. His books have included the River Cottage Handbook: Mushrooms, Edible Seashore and Hedegrow.


His latest book takes us on a countryside walk and reveals the mysteries behind everything we see in the countryside. Take a walk in the countryside and so many questions come up. Why is this field laid out the way it is? What is the mass of twigs in the middle of this tree? What is the enormous bulge on the trunk of that tree? Sit down for a rest and you might ponder why a traditionally green grass grows a white sheath on its stem. And what of the fuzzy red balls on roses? Or choke (one of the commonest fungi on the planet but how would you recognise it? And what does cause a ?fairy ring? anyway?


One of Britain?s best-known naturalists, John Wright provides a thrilling guide to the natural (and unnatural) mysteries of the countryside throughout the UK and Ireland. He provides the tools to identify Witch?s Broom, Robin?s Pincushion, Dew ponds and Hollow Ways, and also their histories, how they come to be, and where to find them.


Tickets are from ?10 and can be bought via this link: https://bit.ly/2YNNCvm


Village Books.

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