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The English River reading, Beaminster

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Virginia Astley will recite poems from her new book The English River accompanied by Florence Astley on the harp.

Her first book-length collection, The English River combines both photographs and poems to paint a vivid picture of the river Thames and the community that surrounds it.

Virginia grew up by the river’s upper reaches, knew the old lock-keepers and was familiar with all aspects of the Thames and its hinterland: both the natural world and the people whose lives are intimately connected with the river.

In recent years, she has returned to the Thames, working for a summer as an assistant lock-keeper, and walking its length to record and respond to its landscapes, river life and river folk as a poet and photographer.

You can read more about the book, and order copies, here: http://www.bloodaxebooks.com/ecs/product/the-english-river-1180


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February 21
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12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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St Mary’s Church
Church Street
Beaminster, DT8 3BA United Kingdom
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