The young Jake Fiennes swapped the life of a night club gopher for that of a farm dogsbody and launched himself into a life of farm work, game-keeping and eventually conservation. Now, as Conservation Manager on one of England’s largest estates, he works at the interface between commercial agriculture and nature protection. His years of practical experience underpin his conviction that a balance can and must be struck between the two; a case he argues eloquently in his book Land Healer: How Farming Can Save Britain’s Countryside.
About ‘Meet The Author’: This series of events offer a chance to engage directly with award-winning writers about their recent work. The best of this year’s writing on food, cooking, nature, farming and the environment. Small number of tickets per event in the intimate setting of Abergavenny’s stunning library with a panoramic view of activities in the market hall. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or small beer whilst listening to the conversation. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Our Festival bookshop partner Book-ish has set up a bookshop.org dedicated page showcasing fabulous books by some of our 2023 guests. There will be two book-stalls at the Festival, but here’s a chance to buy in advance with discounts. Read the book then come along and say hello in person.