Friday, July 06, 2007

The Fordhall Book

As you may be aware, Charlotte and Ben have written a book entitled 'The Fight for Fordhall Farm' due to be released on July 12th by Hodder and Stoughton.

This book began as an update to their late fathers (Arthur Hollins) book 'The Farmer the Plough and the Devil' which charts the history of Fordhall from the 1920's through to the 1980's when Charlotte and Ben were born. But, the update grew in length and soon turned into a book of its own - and if any of you have been lucky enough to meet either Ben or Charlotte you will know just how much they can talk!

Anyway, the launch of this book brings another new chapter to the Fordhall story as more press is launched and the issues of farming in todays political economy are highlighted. The Sunday Times have the first story this weekend, followed by the Weekend Mail, Radio 4's Midweek Programme, BBC Breakfast (thursday), Farming Today (Sun 15th July) and Johnny Walkers show amongst more.

Charlotte said
"The flurry of press around the book is another surreal time for Ben and I. Charging across the country for photo shoots and interviews is not the normal life of a farmer, but we are enjoying the new experiences and hoping that our story provides new opportunities for other young people in the industry, as well as encouraging the public to support their local farmers and farm shops."

We hope to have a more detailed list of the press as it happens here - so watch this space....

Books can be purchased direct from Fordhall Farm
signed at £16.99 or unsigned at £14.99.
10% of profits from sales direct from Fordhall Farm go towards the educational work of the Fordhall Community Land Initiative - the community owned society that uses Fordhall as an educational resource and leases the land to Ben and Charlotte to farm.

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