Patrick Barkham

Publications

Islander

Coastlines

Badgerlands

The Butterfly Isles

Overview

Patrick Barkham was born in 1975 in Norfolk and is Natural History Writer for the Guardian. He is the author of The Butterfly Isles, which was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize; Badgerlands, which was also shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize and the Wainwright Prize; and Coastlines. He lives in Norfolk.


Events

19/11/2017, 18:30

Patrick Barkham at Taunton Literary Festival

In this evocative book, Patrick Barkham travels from larger small islands to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is to be an islander. He is a features writer for the Guardian, where he has reported on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. He is the author of numerous books on natural history.
Brendon Books, Bath Place, Taunton, TA1 4ER

22/11/2017, 19:00

Patrick Barkham at Rossiter Books

Patrick Barkham returns to Rossiter Books with his latest book, Islander, an enticing exploration of the smallest islands of Britain. In this evocative book, Patrick travels from larger small islands to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is to be an islander, and uncovers bizarre and touching stories about island life, whilst exploring some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain. Patrick Barkham was born in 1975 in Norfolk and is Natural History Writer for the Guardian. He is the author of The Butterfly Isles, which was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize; Badgerlands, which was also shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize and the Wainwright Prize; and Coastlines.
Rossiter Books, The Corn Exchange, 7 The High Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5HL

24/10/2017, 19:00

An Evening with Patrick Barkham at Waterstones Newcastle

Patrick Barkham discusses his newest work, Islander. He explores some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain as he travels to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Our small islands are both places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. They are places where the past is unusually present, but they can also offer a vision of an alternative future. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from local legends to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is like to live on a small island, and what it means to be an islander.
Waterstones Newcastle, Blackett Street, Newcastle, NE1 7JF

11/10/2017, 13:45

Patrick Barkham at Cheltenham Literary Festival

Patrick Barkham will be talking about his evocative new book, Islanders. In it, he travels from larger small islands to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is to be an islander, and uncovers bizarre and touching stories about island life, whilst exploring some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain. Patrick Barkham is a features writer for the Guardian, where he has reported on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. He is the bestselling author of The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search of Our Emperors and Admirals, Badgerlands: The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic Animal and Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore. He lives in Norfolk. More details tbc.
Cheltenham Literary Festival, Montpellier Spa Road, Cheltenham, GL50 1UL
www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

26/10/2017, 19:30

Simply Books Presents Patrick Barkham

Simply Books are delighted to werlcome back Guardian features writer Patrick Barkham. Patrick has visited them several times over the years and his evenings have always been a great success. His previous books include The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands and Coastlines - his new book Islander is an enticing exploration of the smallest islands of Britain. Travelling to ever-smaller islands in search of their particular magic, Patrick meets all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to a rare species of vole, and begins to discover what it is to be an islander himself.
Simply Books, 228 Moss Lane, Bramhall, Cheshire, SK7 1BD

08/11/2017, 19:00

Patrick Barkham at Waterstones Tunbridge Wells

Writer of acclaimed natural history books, 'The Butterfly Isles', 'Badgerlands' and 'Coastlines', Patrick Barkham will be discussing his latest book, 'Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago'. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from local legends to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is like to live on a small island, and what it means to be an islander.
Waterstones Tunbridge Wells, 32-40 Caverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2TD

25/10/2017, 19:30 - 21:00

Patrick Barkham at Biggar Little Festival

Author Patrick Barkham comes to the sitting room at Atkinson-Pryce for a celebration of the publication of his latest book, Islander. His previous books include The Butterfly Isles and Badgerlands, while this new book explores the outlying islands of our nation race. Distributed across an archipelago of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones, these small islands are both places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. They are places where the past is unusually present, but they can also offer a vision of alternative future.
Atkinson Price Bookshop, High Street, Biggar

31/10/2017, 18:30

Patrick Barkham at Jarrolds, Norwich

As part of the Hostry Festival, Patrick Barkham will appear at Jarrolds along with Rachel Hore, Henry Sutton and Mick Collins. They will talk about their writing - and about what Norfolk means to their writing. In his new book, Islander, Patrick Barkham travels from larger small islands to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is to be an islander, and uncovers bizarre and touching stories about island life, whilst exploring some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain. Patrick Barkham is a features writer for the Guardian, where he has reported on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. He is the bestselling author of The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search of Our Emperors and Admirals, Badgerlands: The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic Animal and Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore. He lives in Norfolk
The Hostry, The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, NR1 4DH

17/10/2017, 18:30 - 20:30

Patrick Barkham at Heffers Bookshop

Come and spend an evening at Heffers with award-winning author Patrick Barkham, as he talks about his new book Islander: an enticing exploration of the smallest islands of Britain. In this evocative book, Patrick Barkham travels from larger small islands to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is to be an islander, and uncovers bizarre and touching stories about island life, whilst exploring some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain. Patrick Barkham is a features writer for the Guardian, where he has reported on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. He is the bestselling author of The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search of Our Emperors and Admirals, Badgerlands: The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic Animal and Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore. He lives in Norfolk.
Heffers Bookshop, 20 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TY

29/09/2017, 18:30 - 21:00

Islander Launch at Book Hive

Guardian columnist, journalist and nature writer and author of several acclaimed books including The Butterfly Isles and Badgerlands, this Norfolk boy has risen to the top of the pile of UK Natural History writers. Get in early to make sure you can be there at the start of this brilliant story... Britain is an archipelago made up of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones. Some, like the Isle of Man, resemble miniature nations, with their own language and tax laws; others, like Ray Island in Essex, are abandoned and mysterious places haunted by myths, ghosts and foxes. There are resurgent islands such as Eigg, which have been liberated from capricious owners to be run by their residents; holy islands like Bardsey, the resting place of 20,000 saints, and still a site of spiritual questing; and deserted islands such as St Kilda, famed for the evacuation of its human population, and now dominated by wild sheep and seabirds. In this evocative and vividly observed book, Patrick Barkham explores some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain as he travels to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Our small islands are both places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. They are places where the past is unusually present, but they can also offer a vision of an alternative future. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from local legends to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is like to live on a small island, and what it means to be an islander.
Book Hive, Market Place, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6EL





 
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