Steeple Chasing with Peter Ross - Ticket & Book Option

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Pre-order your copy of Steeple Chasing: Around Britain by Church and receive a free ticket to our event with Peter Ross!

For for the ticket-only option for this event, please click here.

Thursday 11th May at 18:30

We are so excited to welcome Peter Ross to Golden Hare Books to celebrate his newest book Steeple Chasing: Around Britain by Church. We are such big fans of Peter's work - his previous book A Tomb With A View is a bookseller favourite so we are thrilled to launch his next book. 

We will follow up on your purchase with an email with more details on the event, which will be held at St Vincent's Chapel on St Stephen Street.

About Steeple Chasing 

A celebration of the weird and wonderful churches of Britain.

Churches are all around us. Their steeples remain landmarks in our towns, villages and cities, even as their influence and authority has waned. They contain art and architectural wonder – one huge gallery scattered, like a handful of jewels, across these isles.

Award-winning writer Peter Ross sets out to tell their stories, and through them a story of Britain. Join him as he visits the unassuming Norfolk church which contains a disturbing secret, and London's mighty cathedrals with their histories of fire and love. Meet cats and bats, monks and druids, angels of oak and steel.

Steeple Chasing, though it sometimes strikes an elegiac note, is a song of praise. It celebrates churches for their beauty and meaning, and for the tales they tell. It is about people as much as place, flesh and bone not just flint and stone. From the painted hells of Surrey to the holy wells of Wales, consider this a travel book... with bells on.

About Peter Ross

Peter Ross is an Orwell journalism fellow. His writing has appeared in national
newspapers and magazines in the UK and US. His most recent work, A Tomb With A View:
The Stories & Glories of Graveyards, won the non-fiction prize at Scotland's National Book
Awards and will be a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week in 2023. He is also author of the
collections Daunderlust and The Passion of Harry Bingo. He lives in Glasgow.