Hill & Dale, My Shropshire Year

Book Launch

Thursday 26th November, 7.30pm

Hill & Dale, my Shropshire Year – an exciting book launch online event with readings and sharing of some of the extraordinarily wildlife and landscape photos that appear in the book, alongside a panel Q&A with Long Mynd National Trust manager Pete Carty and Poet Jean Aitken.

I’m delighted to invite you to celebrate the launch of my book Hill and Dale. It’s the result of 3 years chronicling and deepening my relationship with the landscape I love, live in and walk on.

In this free event, I’ll share some of the stories behind the photographs - the most difficult scenes to capture and my serendipitous moments, many of which were published in the national papers.

I’ve invited a panel to respond and discuss the book:
Shropshire poet, Jean Atkin and Twitcher Pete Carty (Manager of the National Trust’s Carding Mill Valley)

Andrew Fusek Peters


Tickets are free. There are 90 tickets available for this event and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To reserve a ticket for this free event please email admin@getawordinedgeways.co.uk with the name that will show up on your Zoom account.

About this event

This new book is the culmination of three years work in the South Shropshire hills and valleys, showcasing the birds, butterflies, hares, foxes, otters, sunrises, sunsets, full moons and stars in all their glory in a sumptuous 200 page full colour A4 hardback published by Yew Tree Press.

With bookshops currently closed, you can buy online from the publisher www.yewtreepress.co.uk, or from www.andrewfusekpeters.com if you want a signed dedicated copy. The book is priced at £25 and with postage and packing included.

Andrew Fusek Peters

Andrew Fusek Peters is an award-winning Shropshire based wildlife and landscape photographer whose work regularly appears in the national papers.

He has won awards in British Wildlife Photographer of the Year twice, International Garden Photographer of the Year and Close Up Photographer Of The Year.

He has had over 250 photos and features sold to the national papers including twice on the cover of the Times.

For the last five years he has been on commission to the National Trust and Natural England on Stepping Stones, a project to record species and landscape between the Stiperstones and the Long Mynd. The results were published as a 192 page full colour book 'Upland' by Graffeg. BBC Wildlife Magazine have curated a set of photos from the book on their website. This work led the National Trust to commission him to write and provide the photos for the first ever guidebook for the Long Mynd. His new book Hill & Dale, my Shropshire Year has already been highly praised.

Andrew Fusek Peters is back doing what he does best, taking photographs and writing about his home patch of Shropshire. This is a gem of a book, packed full of truly stunning photographs, as Andrew takes us through the changing seasons. Here, we are witnessing a man with a profound understanding of and a deep empathy with the natural world. I urge you to buy this book, you will not be disappointed."

Iolo Williams

Jean Atkin

Jean Atkin's latest collection is 'How Time is in Fields' (IDP, May 2019). In 2019 she was Troubadour of the Hills for Ledbury Poetry Festival, and BBC National Poetry Day Poet for Shropshire. Her poetry has featured on BBC Radio 4, and recent work in Agenda, The Moth and The Rialto. ‘Fan Peckled’, a pamphlet based on old words of Shropshire will be forthcoming from Fair Acre Press in 2021. www.jeanatkin.com

Pete Carty

Pete Carty is the Countryside Parkland and Gardens Manager South Shropshire and Kinver Edge at National Trust. He has been managing the Long Mynd for many years and directly involved in some the important conservation projects in South Shropshire including Stepping Stones.