Brittle with Relics: Richard King in conversation

The author Richard King returns to Friendly Records to discuss his celebrated new book Brittle with Relics: A history of Wales 1962 – 1997.

100 in stock

Location
South West
Date
07.04.2022
Time
7:30 pm
About the Event

The author Richard King returns to Friendly Records to discuss his celebrated new book Brittle with Relics: A history of Wales 1962 – 1997. In conversation with Richard will be Friendly’s own barman, shopkeeper & Friendly right hand man Benny for some pint in hand musings.

Brittle with Relics is a landmark history of the people of Wales during a period of great national change. A driven personal reflection opens out to explore Tryweryn, Aberfan, Cymdeithas, the Miners’ Strike, Meibion Glyndŵr, Language, Deindustrialisation, Culture, Second Homes, Sustainability & Devolution.

Richard is the author of Original Rockers, a meditation on music and the hallowed space of a record shop; drawing on his time working in Bristol’s own Revolver as a point of departure. It was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and was a Rough Trade, The Times & Uncut Book of the Year. He has also published How Soon Is Now?, a landmark survey on many of the record labels vital to the independent music industry. In 2020, he published The Lark Ascending, a radical new history of Britain’s natural landscapes and the musical movements they have inspired; it was a Rough Trade, Mojo and Evening Standard Book of the Year, shortlisted for the Penderyn Prize. He was born into a bilingual family in South Wales and for the last twenty years has lived in the rural county of Powys, Mid Wales.

Tickets are redeemable against the purchase of a book.

Image credit – Elijah King