At no time of the year is this truer than at Christmas. In this rich and varied plum pudding of a book, Steven Pugsley stirs together the work of modern writers such as Hope Bourne and Berta Lawrence with visions of Christmas past from the likes of Alice King at Cutcombe and John Moresby at Allerford, accounts of ferocious Exmoor winters from R.D. Blackmore, E.W. Hendy and Brian Duke, and curiosities like the famous Old Minehead Christmas Mummers Play. These have all then been laced liberally with Customs, Carols, Recipes and Recollections, to make this the perfect literary feast to be savoured by all who know and love Exmoor. ISBN 1841140961, hardback, 190x250mm, 104pages.
|A Singular Exmoor Man - £19.99|
|In this perceptive biography of an extraordinary
countryman, both hugely talented and staggeringly
awkward, Hector’s son Bruce Heywood paints an
honest yet sympathetic portrait of his father, and
of the host of colourful characters who touched
Hector’s life. Anyone with an interest in Exmoor
in particular, or English country life in the twentieth
century in general, will be fascinated by the story of
this cussed, yet ultimately intriguing character.