Oriel Myrddin Book Club

Friday 12 October 6 – 7:30 pm

Alongside our exhibition Haptic/Tacit: In Search of the Vernacular we will be reading On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin, chosen especially for us by the Haptic/Tacit group.

A story portraying the lives of identical twin brothers, Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their isolated upland farm called The Vision on the border of Radnor and Hereford (“…said to run right through the middle of the staircase.”). The brothers live in the farmhouse where they were born, working the soil and sleeping in the same bed, touched only occasionally by the advance of the 20th century.


‘(Chatwin) knows intimately the comedies, the tragedies and above all the passions and deceits of toil on the land…This is a very moving yet also often funny book.’  V.S. Pritchard, SundayTimes

(Chatwin) belongs, like Lawrence and Hardy before him, to that line of novelists, poets, diarists and amateur naturalists who have made the rural life of Great Britain more intimately known to generations of readers than that of any other country in Europe or America’ New York Times Book Review

Merits the accolade of ‘masterpiece’”  The Daily Mail

Join us for a friendly discussion led by Haptic/Tacit artist Jane Cairns

Free entry, tea and cake provided.

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