BAMB 7Qs with Andrew Fusek Peters

Andrew Fusek Peters will be joining us on Books Are My Bag day - Saturday 10 October -  between 11:30 am and 1 pm! Andrew will be enjoying cake as well as chats, photos and book signings!

Andrew Fusek Peters is the author of Dip, a book that describes an extraordinary year of wild swimming. He leads us to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and hidden pools, into wild waters and untamed landscapes that have the potential to surprise and move us in unexpected ways. Dip combines meditations on place, history and myth with sharp observation and a poet's eye. It is also a personal journey: swimming through all four seasons, Andrew Fusek Peters surfaces at last from deep depression.

1) Why are high street and independent bookshops important to you?

“This goes without saying – they can be the life of the community – a place of ideas, drop in, talk, literary exploration and where you can get advice you would not from a big shop..."

2) Name your three favourite independent bookshops (apart from us, of course!). What makes them special?

“I only have 2 other favourites - Castle Bookshop Ludlow, and Bishops Castle Bookshop."

3) What is the best, funniest, quirkiest or most moving experience you have ever had in a bookshop?

“Chatting to a bookseller who had to close his shop after 25 years – it was gutting to hear that schools were no longer buying books..."


4) What three words come to mind when you think of Wenlock Books?

“Eclectic, fun, innovative."

5) What has been your favourite book of 2015 so far?

“Probably an old book – Alice Oswald's book about the river Severn."

6) What books are you looking forward to reading before the end of the year?

“More Scandi crime – especially involving inspector Van Veeteren and re-reading Strandloper by Alan Garner."

7) What are your top three desert island reads?

“Anything by Edward Thomas, ditto Gerard Manley Hopkins, ditto Roger Deakin."

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