Event 27. Tamsin Treverton-Jones at the Bridport Literary Festival Friday 10th November at 2:30pm
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Bridport Literary Festival 2017
Windblown: A Portrait of The Great Storm of 1987
Tamsin Treverton-Jones in conversation with James Crowden
Date: Friday 10 November 2017
Venue: Bridport Town Hall, Bucky Doo Square, South Street, Bridport DT6 3LF
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The Great Storm of 1987 is etched firmly in the national memory. Everyone who was there that night remembers how hurricane force winds struck southern Britain without warning, claiming eighteen lives, uprooting more than fifteen million trees and reshaping the landscape for future generations. Thirty years on, and triggered by the discovery of an old photograph, poet and author Tamsin Treverton-Jones is inspired to make a journey into the landscape. In the tradition of English writing about our relationship with the natural world, she weaves her own experiences with those of fishermen, lighthouse keepers, rough sleepers and refugees to create a unique portrait of this extraordinary event and a moving exploration of legacy and loss.