Saturday 28 October 2023 | 4pm, Westlands
YEOVIL LITERARY FESTIVAL 2023 EVENT
CHRISTOPHER SOMERVILLE: WALKING THE BONES OF BRITAIN
Westlands, Wheeldon Suite 1
Christopher Somerville is the walking correspondent of The Times. He is one of Britain’s most respected and prolific travel writers, with forty-two books, hundreds of newspaper articles and many TV and radio appearances to his name.
Travelling a thousand miles and across three billion years, Christopher sets out to interrogate the land beneath our feet, and how it has affected every aspect of human history from farming to house construction, the Industrial Revolution to the current climate crisis.He follows the story of Britain's unique geology, travelling from the three billion year old rocks of the Isle of Lewis, formed when the world was still molten, down the map south eastwards across bogs, over peaks and past quarry pits to the furthest corner of Essex where new land is being formed by nature and man. Demystifying the sometimes daunting technicalities of geology with humour and a characteristic lightness of touch, Christopher tells a story of humanity's reckless exploitation and a surge towards self-annihilation but also shows seeds of hope as we learn how we might work with geology to avert a climate catastrophe.
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Yeovil Literary Festival Events last approximately 60 minutes.