What if we could see the world afresh? if we could relate to it directly without our cultural filters? Garden designer and Hay Festival Bookseller Gareth Howell-Jones explores this new/old way of looking in Do Not Call the Tortoise.
Its essays encounter Goethe looking at limpets, Coleridge looking at leaves, cats, chapels, the uses of ignorance and, rather daringly, the meaning of life. They gradually build up to a perspective which is quietly but radically different from our contemporary social norms.
Join Gareth to talk Tortoise with Mari Fforde, and find out how the book's origins lie just below Hay Castle walls!
Gareth will be signing books after the talk.