Friday 20 October | 10.30am
The Crown Hotel | Harrogate

Please note this event has now taken place.

Move over Bill Bryson, as Tom Fort takes you on a tour of 22 villages. The essence of idyllic Englishness, the thwack of cricket balls on bats, church bells, and ducks on the village pond…all codswallop according to Tom Fort in his whimsical, funny myth-busting exploration (on his bicycle) through England’s rural idylls.

Whether you live in a village, or just dream of living in a rose-clad cottage, travel with Fort through noted villages, such as Askrigg of All Creatures Great and Small fame, as Fort argues that villages must develop or die in his entertaining pedal around the parishes.

“Tom Fort is one of those delightfully curious sorts of fellow who writes delightfully curious sorts of books” The Guardian

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