A website is a great thing and a fabulous space for setting out a story or documentation with very few limits to size. It doesn’t though compare to the physicality and emotional contact with a book with which you can curl up, cuppa – or even glass of wine – alongside and become engrossed. A book somehow seems much more tangible, more personal, more engaging a record than a website, even with its limits as to size. The book of my travels – entitled Unlikely Heroes to reflect the fact that everything depends on the people – documents over 70 visits of my with a double page spread for each visit and in so doing traces the calendar year across the small-scale, sustainable farming scene in England and Wales.
The book has over 150 pages of full colour images, plus there is a Foreword from Colin Tudge, probably best known as founder of the Oxford Real Farming Conference but is also a well-read author on environmental and food issues (His most recent book Six Steps Back to the Land is very much a call to arms for small-scale farming) and Stephen Devlin from the New Economics Forum has provided a very insightful essay specifically for the book on the wider economic issues around food. In total, there are 160, A4 landscape pages, all carefully printed by the Dorset Press of Henry Ling Ltd. in Dorchester.
You can buy the book direct from here using PayPal. Just hit the ‘Buy Now’ button. The book, launched in February at the exhibition of the same name at Dean Clough Mills Galleries in Halifax, costs £25, plus postage and packaging. If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer or cheque, please use the order form at the bottom of the page and I will provide details to enable you to do it. (For UK P&P is £5, please use the form below if outside the UK and I will quote)