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Sweet Evenlode


A celebration of the valley, its river, places and people by Godfrey Hodgson

"A gem of a book"The Oxford Times

This is an invitation to share the author's delight in his favourite valley, and to explore its places and people in the company of his family and dog.

In a very personal journey through the life of a river and its valley, the author explores the history of the townships, the villages and hamlets of the Evenlode, describing the shifting population and changing economy, the wonerfully varied landscape and wildlife, and the profound changes that have taken place in the last half-century.

Godfrey Hodgson moved to the Evenlode valley in 1975 with his wife Hilary, living first in Chastleton, then Chilson and now Finstock. This unusual and engaging book is part memoir, part meetings with inhabitants past and present, part history and part intrioduction to some beautiful walks and countryside.

A journalist and historian, the author has worked for The Times, The Independent, The Observer and The Sunday Times as well as for television and radio. He has written a dozen books, mostly about American politics and history.

The book includes over 40 black and white photographs by Sarah Tyzack.

Click here to read the review in the Oxford Times.

£10 paperback, 128 pages. 978 1902279 31 2