Once Upon A Raven’s Nest with Catrina Davies (at THE ACORN)

Wednesday 5th July 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Event Description

Based in West Cornwall, Catrina Davies is best known as the Baillie-Gifford-nominated author of Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed. In her latest book, Once Upon a Raven’s Nest, Catrina tells how she met farmer Thomas Hedley in the twilight of his life, after a tragic accident had paralysed him from the neck down. Told in Thomas’ own voice, this is an extraordinary account of a life; at once a compelling piece of social history, a rumination on shifting rural identity and a condemnation of accelerating climate catastrophe. Catrina will discuss how she subverted the traditions of oral history to bring Thomas’ story to light.

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