This will be a short blog post about the launch of PATHS to the Past, which is officially published on March 1st. First a couple of broadcasts you might like to hear. Both are on BBC Radio. The first is on Radio 5 Live and I’m recording it on Monday February 26th at 9.15 pm, to go out on their late night programme (don’t know when). A better bet will be on the Radio 3 ‘Free Thinking’ programme broadcast at 10.15 pm on February 28th. Thereafter it will be available as a Free Thinking podcast on the BBC website. I’ll be talking about landscapes with the poet Sean Borodale, who has just published a collection of poems about the Mendip Hills (and the caves beneath them) under the title Asylum.
I will also be doing a lecture at The British Library on the evening of March 6th. I think a few tickets are still available.
Finally, I’ll be doing a meet-sign-and-greet event at The Parcel Yard pub at Kings Cross Station on March 22nd. It’ll be in one of their event rooms from 5.30 – 8.00 pm, And the pub’s owners and brewers, Fullers of Chiswick (brewers of my favourite London Pride bitter), have very kindly agreed to donate a cask of real ale!!!! Admission is FREE!!!. So you get BEER (while supplies last) as well!!! What’s not to like??? (But seriously, it might be a relaxed and pleasant get-together)
And then lambing starts. But afterwards I’ll be doing events at Waterstones, in Salisbury (May 3rd); the Bath Festival (May 24th) and King’s Manor, York (June 6th). And there’ll be more. I’ve got a very efficient publicist in Matt Hutchinson, at Penguin Books. But don’t worry, I’ll keep you all posted as things develop.