Local author releases new book chronicling tales from the barn

Graham Fisher MBE with his new book - 'Tales from the Barn'

Writer and broadcaster, Graham Fisher, is set to release a new book - 'Tales from the Barn' - at this years International Festival of Glass.

Citing his broadcasting hero Allister Cooke’s 'Letter From America' as the inspiration, Graham has sought to contrast the people, places and events in and around his new home on the Welsh border with those of his native Black Country.  

'Tales From the Barn' is based on his popular series of podcasts that have been brought together in the form of a book collating the first 25 episodes, which are available from the podcast section of our website, as well as on iTunes and Spotify.

The result is described as a pot-pourri of acute observations including, but extending well beyond, Graham’s already-established specialties of inland waterways and crystal glass into an eclectic range of areas that also include geology, crime fiction, ley-lines, industrial archeology, ecology and climate change, sport, language, the Norman Conquest, World War II heroes and much more. Graham said:

"In helping articulate the nuances of two regions and its peoples close to my heart I have been greatly impressed by the striking correlations between my beloved Black Country and my adopted home."
'Tales From The Barn' is being officially launched at the biennial International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge on Friday 23rd August 2019 but is available now through the usual outlets on both sides of the border. 'The book will be available at a special discounted rate and can be signed on request at no extra cost.

This is Graham’s tenth book under the Sparrow Publishing banner - and his fifth to be launched at successive International Festival of Glass events.

A contribution from sales will be made to the British Glass Foundation, of which Graham is a Trustee.


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