Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop has the honour of launching and celebrating Mike Parker’s eagerly awaited, On the Red Hill, with its publishers, William Heinemann
You are invited to join us, 7 for 7.30pm, for this illustrated talk given by author, Mike Parker with his account of how this book came to life in the very place of its setting and amidst the people and the seasons closest to his heart.
N.B. We’ve rescheduled this event to the auditorium of Y Tabernacl, MoMA Machynlleth. More roomy, bigger slide show but incurring slightly more cost. So we hope you will still book to join us for what promises to be a hugely entertaining and interesting illustrated talk, free wine /soft drinks and canapes for the modest ticket price of £3. On The Red Hill will be on sale at the special launch price of £14 (RRP16.99). The book can also be pre-ordered in advance of the launch through this website for £14.
Mike and his partner Peredur (Preds) inherited a remote 18th-century farmhouse in the Welsh hills, a whitewashed “house from the children’s stories”. It was left to them by their friends Reg and George, a couple for over 60 years before they died within a few weeks of each other, aged 94 and 84 respectively.
On the Red Hill tells the story of Rhiw Goch, the Red Hill, but also the story of a community and of “the voices that are often muted in studies of rural life”.
Using four individuals, the four elements and the four seasons for its structure, the book is a celebration too of “the ebb and flow of seasons, of an ever-changing landscape, of decades-long relationships, and of the family (both beloved and infuriating) that you find when you least expect it”.