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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Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Belloc Society Annual Lecture...

'Belloc in 1914: Dissolution and the End of Things?'

by Michael Hennessy

Mike will be talking about that most fateful of years, and about the tragedies public and private which marked it.

Please note. If you wish to dine, no food will be served downstairs after 19.30.


The Greencoat Boy Pub, 2 Greencoat Place, Victoria, London. SW1P 1PJ.

Tuesday the 11th of November at 19.30.

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