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"Trying Times for Sebastian Scattergood" available at Tealby shop.

'Trying Times for Sebastian Scattergood' written by our local author, Keith Rylands-Bolton, will be available in Tealby Village Shop from Tuesday 24th January onwards.

"A delightful read! There's a kind of comfort in entering Sebastian's world, as he does battle with a relentless barrage of slings and arrows, while retaining a classic middle England optimism, without a hint of self irony. And there's a hidden bonus! Sebastian's Rough Guide to great walks in the Lincolnshire Wolds: the inspiration for so much of the work of Sebastian's literary hero, Tennyson." Alan Mumby, Chair of Far Welter'd, East Lincolnshire Dialect Society

“I have just finished reading ‘Trying Times for Sebastian Scattergood’ and really enjoyed how beautifully it all tied together, thanks to the milkman, a data stick and a good friend. I looked up Lincolnshire villages, trails, walks, trees and wildflowers while I read, and checked on films, poems and stories. The relationships were lovely: partner, parents, chums, neighbours and ways of spending time together. And what great illustrations! I liked the important presence of food. I didn't see the end coming, probably a consequence of reading it in spurts. It was lovely to rediscover a pleasure in old Alfred Lord Tennyson, who after a dozen years of my being surrounded by his paper and stuff, had faded in glory.” Grace Timmins, Former Collections Officer of the Tennyson Research Centre, Lincoln

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