- New Publication - 


At the Field's Edge: Adrian Bell and the English Countryside

Richard Hawking 

This monograph introduces the prose and ideas of this important writer, 
and provides a thoughtful and engaging exploration of Bell’s writing and his 
‘practical’ relevance to contemporary debates about the countryside. It 
addresses factors that continue to impact and jeopardize our countryside:
 the rise of industrial farming 
and its environmental impact; the growing 
separation of the country and the city; and the disconnection of producer 
and consumer, and the impact of capitalist consumerism on the countryside. 
At the Field’s Edge will also examine how these factors have contributed to 
the decline of rural communities and rural culture, and how they challenge 
constructions 
of English identity. 

Published by The Crowood Press May 28th 2019

Also available at WaterstonesAmazon and Barnes & Noble


- Events in 2019  - 



An Evening Celebrating Adrian Bell

At the Field's Edge - Adrian Bell and the English Countryside 
will be presented by Richard Hawking, and Adrian's son, 
the former journalist and politician, Martin Bell. 

Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Tuesday 11th June at 7.30



'At the Field's Edge'

Talk by Richard Hawking 

Holy Trinity, Blythburgh, Suffolk
Friday 23rd Aug 2019



- Recent Publications - 

Please check out the new edition of The Cherry Tree 
from the wonderful independent publisher Slightly Foxed