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Stella Gibbons’ Cold Comfort Farm; PG Wodehouse’s Market Blandings; the warm familiarity of Ambridge; British writers have long found much to celebrate in the British countryside and its communities, on the page, screen and airwaves.
Seni Glaister and Stevyn Colgan may paint village life in differing tones, from Mr Doubler’s potato harvest, to the darkly comic doings of The Diabolical Club, but both follow in a long tradition of warm, comic depictions of rural Britain that captivate audiences and offer an escapist charm unique to this genre of fiction.
Accompanied by your literary tour guide, John Mitchinson, you’ll stop off at Glaister’s Mirth Farm and Colgan’s South Herewardshire county, for an (imaginary!) baked potato and a pint, as the writers talk about their inspirations, the process of crafting these communities, and how they find so much to smile about in England’s pastures green.