Alastair Sawday has spent his life travelling. Born in a wooden shack 9,000’ up in the mountains in Kashmir his love of adventure began as a teenager in the 1960s when he set sale for Massachusetts. Then came teaching in St Lucia, and on to Trinidad and Guyana.
The lifeblood of Sawday’s work is a relentless pursuit of authenticity, of natural home-grown resources, of the joy and humour in quirks of humanity, culture and landscape.
Sawday recounts the eccentricities of guests, hotels and their owners. From the majesty of Venice, Turkey and Greece, to the ‘baroque flourish’ of Sicily, the lush valleys of Ty-Mynydd in Wales and the rugged beauty of Porthcurno, Cornwall – ‘Travelling Light’ celebrates the qualities that have made his guidebooks unique: rich peculiarity of location and warm, eclectic hospitality.
Why not make your evening extra special buy booking a pre-talk supper cooked by The Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat, recent winners of Sawdays Local, Seasonal & Organic Produce Award 2017? Pr-show food tickets are £8.50.
Saturday October 14th at 7:30pm, Hungerford Croft Hall. Tickets £7 or call Hungerford Bookshop on 01488 683480.