The Sunday Times bestselling author, Sarah Langford recalls in her new book ‘Rooted’ how she felt about moving to Suffolk with her husband to take on the management of his small family farm.
Preconceptions and prejudices were stripped away as she saw how farming has changed from her grandfather’s generation to the present day.
The challenges of climate change, Brexit, falling incomes, accusations of ecological mismanagement, a hostile press and public - these issues and more are all addressed in a beautifully written personal response which is impossible to put down!
Many of the stories of the individual farmers she's met are shocking and upsetting in all that they've experienced, and ultimately this is an account of the destruction of our land. But in her warm, honest and passionate response, Sarah leaves the reader feeling uplifted and energised and, ultimately, hopeful, not least because of the good people who are trying to make a difference.
Find out how Sarah came to write the book, the people she spoke to and how she views the future for farmers - and for all of us.
Sarah was recently on BBC Radio Four Start the Week discussing 'a revolution in food and farming' with George Monbiot and Claire Ratinon. Listen again here.
Read my interview with Sarah talking about her life as a criminal barrister here.
Sarah visited us at Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge four years ago when she talked about her memoir of life as a criminal barrister in the city. Called 'In Your Defence', it was a Sunday Times bestseller, and her event with us was sold out weeks before the date. Take a look here. Don't miss out this time! Book your tickets here.