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June 22, 7pm: CPRE Sussex Book Club reads Cold Comfort Farm

William Shaw
By William Shaw
28th May 2022

CPRE Sussex Book Club brings together readers with a love of our beautiful countryside

Join us online as we discuss Stella Gibbons’ classic 1932 comic novel set in the Sussex countryside Cold Comfort Farm. Join Flora Poste and Gibbons’ cast of local rural characters as we discover something nasty in the woodshed.

We will be joined by Sussex-based bestselling author Elly Griffiths. Elly is the author of the number-one-bestselling Dr Ruth Galloway series and a passionate fan of the book.

The CPRE Sussex Book Club is a way for us to come together to share our love for books and the countryside. Read the book and join an hour or so of gentle discussion about the book – and about what else we’re reading.

This event is FREE to CPRE Sussex members. Non members: £7.50

Book a place

Order a copy of the book from Sussex booksellers The Steyning Bookshop

The Steyning Bookshop are kindly waving postage costs to attendees of the CPRE Sussex Book Club.

1/. When you order the book go to check-out and make sure the option “Local pickup” is highlighted

2/. Add your address and then add a note in “Order Notes” at the bottom of the page that this book is for the CPRE Sussex Book Club and your book will be posted free of charge.

Order your copy here


Next meeting: Dave Goulson’s A Sting in the Tale

The CPRE Sussex Book Club is a way that we can come together over books. Our next meeting in September – date to be confirmed – will feature local scientist and naturalist Dave Goulson’s much-loved book about his passion for insect life and his crusade to re-introduce the short-haired bumblebee into Kent. We’ll also be discussing his latest book, Silent Earth, Averting the Insect Apocalypse.

In the CPRE Sussex Book Club, we’ll be featuring books set in the Sussex countryside, books about country life and books about our natural history. If you have a suggestion for a book for us to read together, please let us know.

You can also order a copy of Dave Goulson’s A Sting in the Tale from the Steyning Bookshop for £9.99 including postage if you want to get ahead in your reading!

1/. After you order the book below go to check-out and make sure the option “Local pickup” is highlighted

2/. Add your address and then add a note in “Order Notes” at the bottom of the page to say that this book is for the CPRE Sussex Book Club.That way they’ll know to post your book free of charge.

Order a copy of A Sting in the Tale from the Steyning Bookshop