Hilaire Belloc bought King's Land (in Shipley, Sussex), 5 acres and a working windmill for £1000 in 1907 and it was his home for the rest of his life. Belloc loved Sussex as few other writers have loved her: he lived there for most of his 83 years, he tramped the length and breadth of the county, slept under her hedgerows, drank in her inns, sailed her coast and her rivers and wrote several incomparable books about her. "He does not die that can bequeath Some influence to the land he knows, Or dares, persistent, interwreath Love permanent with the wild hedgerows; He does not die, but still remains Substantiate with his darling plains."

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Sunday, 17 November 2013

60th Anniversary commemorative talk on Belloc...

Blaise Compton making an address at the parish church of Our Lady of Consolation (West Grinstead)

This year is the 60th anniversary of Hilaire Belloc's death. The great Bellocian Blaise Compton has kindly agreed to give a talk on Belloc's poetry, in order to honour the memory of a man who made an enormous contribution to the cultural life of this Nation. If you wish, you can learn more about Belloc at this site: www.thehilairebellocblog.blogspot.co.uk


Venue: The Greencoat Boy Pub, Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1PJ. 020 7834 7894

Date and time: Tuesday the 26th of November at 7.30 PM.








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