Field Work with Bella Bathurst
in conversation with Adam Bedford
Date: Sunday, 12th June 2022
Venue: Montgomery Town Hall
For many of us, Britain is countryside – drystone walls, stiles, sheep on a distant hillside. But farmers themselves often remain a mystery. In Field Work Bella Bathurst brings to life the people who shape our countryside and put food on our tables.
From fruit farmers to fallen stock operators, from grassy uplands to polytunnels, she journeys through Britain to talk to those on the far side of the fence. In conversation with Fieldwork Book Club’s Adam Bedford, she’ll tell us what she found.
Bella Bathurst is a writer and photojournalist. Her books include The Lighthouse Stevensons and Sound, which was Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4. Her books have won or been shortlisted for several awards including the 1999 Somerset Maugham Award, the Guardian First Book Award, the William Hill Sports Book of the Year and the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger.
Adam Bedford has studied and worked in and around agriculture for the past 20 years. In his day job he represents and advises farmers, and in his spare time runs the ‘Fieldwork Book Club,’ an online book club with 500 subscribers across the world reading books on food, farming and the natural world and interviews different authors every month. Adam lives rurally near York with his family.