Tamsin Treverton Jones on The Great Storm of 1987 in Bath

Tuesday 7th November 2017

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
Image of Tamsin Treverton Jones on The Great Storm of 1987

Thirty years on from the Great Storm, the discovery of an old photograph inspired author Tamsin Treverton-Jones to make a journey into the devastated landscape of southern Britain – struck by hurricane force winds, without warning, claiming 18 lives and uprooting more than fifteen million trees. The events of that October night in 1987 are firmly etched in the national memory and in her new book Windblown: Portrait of the Great Storm, published to mark the 30th anniversary of that extraordinary event, Tamsin weaves her own memories and personal experiences with those of fishermen and lighthouse keepers, rough sleepers and refugees. Windblown is a journey across cultures, continents and generations; environmental lessons have been learned and the trees have grown again, but some of those stories have yet to be told.

Hear the author talk about her unique portrait and moving exploration of legacy and loss and our relationship with the natural world.