Description - Changing Forest by Dennis Potter
Dennis Potter was born and brought up in the Forest of Dean, a place he described as "a heart-shaped place between two rivers, somehow slightly cut off from the rest of England". This book, first published in 1962, is Potter's personal study of that small area - its people, traditions, ceromonies and institutions - at a time of profound cultural and social change. He describes the fabric of a world whose old ways are yielding to the new: the collieries closing, the chapels emptying, the local clubs and brass bands harder to sustain. He asks whether the gains of modernity have, for the individuals and society he evokes, been worth the loss.
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(198mm x 129mm x 8mm)
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Author Biography - Dennis Potter
Dennis Potter was born in 1935 and educated at New College, Oxford. His controversial career as a playwright, journalist and critic began in the 1960s. He was one of the first significant writers to write specifically for the medium of television. Although he was perhaps most widely known for the drama series Pennies from Heaven, for which he received a BAFTA Best Writer's Award, and The Singing Detective, his credits include almost thirty original plays, nine television serials, three novels, numerous works of journalism and several works of non-fiction. He died in 1994.