Tuesday, May 21, 2019

RICHARD JEFFERIES SOCIETY & WHITE HORSE BOOKSHOP LITERARY PRIZE 2018

The short-list for the 2018 Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Bookshop Literary Award for nature writing was agreed on 13 January 2019 as:

 ·        Kings of the Yukon: an Alaskan river journey  by Adam Weymouth, (Particular Books)
 ·        The Bumblebee Flies Anyway by Kate Bradbury (Bloomsbury Wildlife)
 ·        Wilding by Isabella Tree (Picador)
      ·        Our Place, by  Mark Cocker (Jonathan Cape)

On 16 May 2019 the judges awarded the prize to Isabella Tree for Wilding: the Return of Nature to a British Farm. There is more information here


"The appeal of this book was summed up by one of the judges saying that it was a publication that Richard Jefferies himself would have strongly supported."

Congratulations are extended to all the short-listed nominees who were all worthy candidates.

Isabella Tree will be giving a talk about her prize-winning book at the White Horse Book Shop on Thursday 25 July in the evening. The event is open to the public and all are welcome.  

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Jefferies-Williams Meeting 6 April 2019

Readings from Richard Jefferies and Alfred Williams




On Saturday 6th April members of the Richard Jefferies Society and the Friends of Alfred Williams gather 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 Friends are hosting the gathering this year.

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

Monday, January 14, 2019

Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Bookshop Literary Award for Nature Writing

We are delighted to announce that the short-list for the 2018 Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Bookshop Literary Award was agreed on 13 January 2019. In no particular order the titles, authors and publishers are:

·        Kings of the Yukon: an Alaskan river journey  by Adam Weymouth, (Particular Books)
·        The Bumblebee Flies Anyway by Kate Bradbury (Bloomsbury Wildlife)
·        Wilding by Isabella Tree (Picador)
·        Our Place, by  Mark Cocker (Jonathan Cape)


The decision about the overall winner will be announced in May.