Join us for an evening with Tom Bullough, the bestselling author of Addlands, as he talks about his new book Sarn Helen: A Journey through Wales, Past, Present and Future.

From the author of Addlands, and featuring illustrations by Jackie Morris, Sarn Helen an immersive and evocative non-fictional journey through Wales and a revelatory meditation on the nation’s past, present and future.

Sarn Helen – Helen’s Causeway – is the old Roman Road that runs from the south of Wales to the north. As Tom walks the route, sometimes alone, sometimes in company, he describes the changing landscape around him and explores the political, cultural and mythical history of this country that has been so divided, by language and by geography.

Running alongside this journey is the story of Tom’s engagement with the issue of the climate crisis and its likely impact on the Welsh coastline. From one of Wales’ most celebrated younger writers, Sarn Helen is at once a vivid and immersive portrait of a nation, and a resonant meditation upon the way in which we are shaped by place and in turn shape the places – potentially irrevocably.

We look forward to welcoming Tom to Booka for a journey of discovery along Sarn Helen.

Tickets: £7 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of Sarn Helen) or £17 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of Sarn Helen).

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