Since ChipLitFest 2015, Festival Director Jenny Dee has been visiting the Langston Care Home in Kingham once a week to read to residents there. Recently she has been reading Christopher Somerville's beautiful account of 12 walks through the British countryside, The January Man. Jenny mentioned to Christopher how much the residents were enjoying his book, he then said he would be delighted to read a chapter at the care home after his event at the Festival. We are thrilled that we are able to offer such a wonderful experience to the residents and thank Christopher for his time and commitment.
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Over the Hills and Far Away
Matthew Dennison, historian and biographer, explores the extraordinary life of Beatrix Potter, one of the world's bestselling, most cherished authors. His beautifully written account of Potter’s life, Over the Hills and Far Away, reveals how her circumstances and time shaped her writing and reminds us of the deep love many of us feel for those exquisite ‘little tales’.
Directors: Martin Neild, Clare Mackintosh, Helen Dance, Penny Chapman, Jo Howard, Liz Sich, Cathy Horlick
Registered Charity: 1152866