Rex Sly in Ely

Thursday 9th December 2010

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.15pm
  • Start time 7.30pm

Like many of the families in this book, Rex Sly followed in the footsteps of his ancestors who also farmed the Fens. In this rich and fascinating book, he explores the unique bond between ‘soil and soul’ that exists in Fenland farmers – with each generation wishing to leave their soil as a sustainable inheritance to the next. What is eminently clear by the end is that while each generation is replaceable, Fen top-soil is not.