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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Monday, 28 April 2014

Cautionary Pilgrim - Walking Backwards with Belloc...



Nick Flint is Sussex born and bred, having lived half his life in the East and half in the West of theCounty. A parish priest in the Church of England for 25 years he is married with one daughter.

During the course of writing Cautionary Pilgrim he discovered he is distantly related to Mad Jack Fuller. He believes he is the first literary rector in his village since his predecessor in 1919 wrote Five Years’ Hell in a Country Parish.


ʻThe book has an extraordinary atmosphereʼ 

JOHN BIRD

Satirist and Comedian from TVʼs

Bremner, Bird and Fortune

ʻA work of engaging wit and styleʼ 

CHRISTOPHER WINN 

Author of the I Never Knew That... books, 

now a TV series

ʻSoaked in the lore and animated by the Spirit

of Bellocʼ

MALCOLM GUITE

Author of Faith Hope and Poetry, and 

Sounding the Seasons

ʻAn affectionate travelogue, punctuated with

delightful drawingsʼ

NICHOLAS FRAYLING

Dean Emeritus of Chichester Cathedral


AVAILABLE FROM:

The Rev. Nick Flint, The Rectory, Rusper, West Sussex RH12 4PX

Tel: 01293 871251 Email: revnickflint@gmail.com

COUNTRY BOOKS:
Courtyard Cottage · Little Longstone · Bakewell · Derbyshire DE45 1NN
Tel: 01629 640670 Email: dickrichardson@country-books.co.uk
OR YOU CAN ORDER ON-LINE AND PAY WITH DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD
www.countrybooks.biz    www.sussexbooks.co.uk

ISBN 1-978-956789-93-0
Price £8.50




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