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OUTPOST: Dan Richards' journey to the wild ends of the earth

Tuesday, May 21 2019
19:30 - 20:30
Dan Richards
location: Lighthouse

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An incredible book, beautifully written, wild and wickedly funny

- Philip Hoare

Why are we drawn to wilderness? What can we do to protect them? And what does the future hold for outposts on the edge? There could be no better way to welcome in the summer than exploring these very questions with Dan Richards - join us for the very best in armchair/bookshop travel!

The author of the critically acclaimed Holloway and Climbing Days, as well as our booksellers’ favourite Beechwood Airship Interviews, Richards is back with Outpost a stunning new book, reminding us that there are still wild places out there on our crowded planet.

Through a series of personal journeys, Dan Richards explores the appeal of far-flung outposts in mountains, tundra, forests, oceans and deserts. These are landscapes that speak of deep time, whose scale can knock us down to size. Their untamed nature is part of their beauty and such places have long drawn the adventurous, the spiritual and the artistic.

Following a route from the Cairngorms of Scotland to the fire-watch lookouts of Washington State, from Iceland’s ‘Houses of Joy’ to the Utah desert; frozen ghost towns in Svalbard to shrines in Japan; Roald Dahl’s Metro-land writing hut to a lighthouse in the North Atlantic, Richards explores landscapes which have inspired writers, artists and musicians.

This book will be equally at home in the library of the armchair traveller and the kitbag of the weather-beaten nomad - Dan Richards has created an atlas of adventure for every reader possessed of an intrepid imagination -NANCY CAMPBELL, author of The Library of Ice

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The bookshop is wheelchair accessible, events are seated and speakers use microphones throughout their events. We have further details about accessibility HERE, or feel free to get in touch, we’re happy to help however we can!

The Bookshop operates a Safe Space Policy which all guests and speakers are asked to respect - you can read it HERE.

As ever we have 15 free tickets available for this event! These are intended to make the evening accessible to those who are unwaged/ on benefits/ might not otherwise be able to attend - If you can afford a £3 ticket please book one as this supports the bookshop and allows us to save free places for those who can’t, thanks!

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