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Tuesday April 20, 2021

Coxwold Village - Pastures and Moors

Laurence Sterne in Coxwold. Listen here to enjoy a podcast recorded last autumn and just released.">

The screenwriter and children’s author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, who wrote the screenplay for A Cock and Bull Story (the 2005 film adaptation of Tristram Shandy), digresses around the little village of Coxwold in North Yorkshire with Henry Eliot, editor of Penguin Classics. They discuss Laurence Sterne’s novel and veer off on various tangents as they meander from St Michael’s Church, where Sterne was perpetual curate, to Shandy Hall, where he wrote most of Tristram Shandy. They meet the curator, Patrick Wildgust, who guides them through the eccentric building.