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Author Ed Hancox to give illustrated talk at Church Stretton Library

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Following successful library events earlier this year in Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth, Shropshire Libraries are delighted to welcome back author Ed Hancox.  This time Ed will be at Church Stretton Library on Wednesday 9 April 2014 at 7pm.

This will be a fascinating talk by the author of  “Iceland, Defrosted”, which concentrates on the places, people and experiences found in Iceland, soundtracked by the coolest Icelandic musicians, all wrapped up in the warmest lopapeysa (an Icelandic sweater), and jump-started with the strongest coffee. 

Iceland is less about ‘wars’ over codfish, flight-halting volcanoes or globe-shattering financiers, and more about relaxing in natural hotpots, sharing barbeques in howling winter storms, eating waffles and rhubarb jam whilst watching playful Arctic foxes and desperately, desperately searching for the elusive Northern Lights. 

Ed will describe not only his travels, but the journey of writing and subsequently crowd-funding a book which is quite clearly not the next “50 Shades of Grey”.  A warning though: this event contains scenes of outstanding natural beauty, and several thousand puffins.

Gwilym Butler, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for leisure, libraries and culture, said:

“Ed’s talk went down really well in Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth, so it’s great that he is coming back again, this time to Church Stretton Library. It’s definitely worth getting tickets as soon as possible though, because both previous events were sold out. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a thoroughly entertaining talk about a fascinating and unusual place.”

Lee Chapman, a local Shropshire Councillor for Church Stretton and Craven Arms, said:

“It’s great to see the library hosting events like this; having visited Iceland myself this should be a fascinating talk.”

To book £3 tickets for Church Stretton Library, call 01694 722535 or email churchstretton.library@shropshire.gov.uk.