Richard has a unique understanding of our world, and an incredible talent for describing both our surroundings and their effects. Through his thirty books he has covered the succour of the beech wood in Beechcombings, the extraordinary resilience of our native non-cultivated plants in Weeds, and honestly recounted the positive effect of the Norfolk countryside during his own deep depression in Nature Cure.
Now, in his latest biography, Dreams of the Good Life, Mabey traces the life of Flora Thompson – author of the much-loved portrayal of village life, Lark Rise to Candleford. From a post-office clerk to sophisticated writer, Mabey paints a poignant and unforgettable portrait of a working-class woman’s struggle for creative expression.
Come along to meet a man who really understands the world we live in every day, and hear him speak in person about rural life, writing, and the extraordinary natural surroundings we often take for granted.