Tom Cox: a talk about hills, ghosts, cats, ponies, dads, crisps and goats


Sunday 17th November, 7pm, £10

Tobacco Factory Theatres, Raleigh Rd, Bristol, BS3 1TF

We are delighted to welcome Sunday Times bestselling author Tom Cox back to Bristol after his instant sell-out event at Storysmith last year – this time, he’ll be presenting his effortless warmth and wit in the form of a talk around his new book, Ring The Hill, taking in hills, ghosts, cats, ponies, dads, crisps and goats.

Please note: this event will take place in The Spielman Theatre at The Tobacco Factory, just down the road from the shop: click here for a map. Seating is non-allocated.

Tickets include 10% off featured books purchased on the night. You can also pay for your copy in advance by selecting the relevant option below.

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Tom Cox was officially the first author to ever appear at Storysmith, back in November 2018 when we’d just opened the shop to the public. It was an instant sell-out, and Tom wore a fabulous cape and hat combo while spooking the very heck out of us with tales from his first fiction collection Help The Witch. So almost exactly a year later we’re delighted to be welcoming Tom to Bristol at a bigger venue just down the road to celebrate his new book, Ring The Hill.

In Ring The Hill, Tom considers the landscape, the way it can change a person and his life as a serial house mover. For Tom, this means getting to know the places he lives deeply, by walking, with the help of OS maps, including three-and-a-bit crazy months snowed in in a haunted house in the Peak District, living in south Devon on the Dartington estate, and on a cabin on the edge of Dartmoor, and in Somerset earlier this year.

Anyone who’s read Tom’s hearty, humane, funny and beautiful prose will know that he’s one of the great chroniclers of the UK’s wilder regions.

About Tom Cox

Tom Cox is the author of ten books, including Help The Witch and 21st Century Yokel, which Robert MacFarlane described as ‘just a glorious book – funny and wry and wise, and utterly its own law maker’. It was longlisted for the Wainwright Nature Writing prize. Tom currently lives in Somerset and writes about – amongst many other subjects – nature, folklore, music and books on his voluntary subscription website, having quit writing for traditional media outlets entirely in 2015. His favourite band is Pentangle (on the days when his favourite band isn’t Traffic or the Stones).

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