An author talk with

Tim Burrows – ‘The Invention of Essex’

Monday 25th March 2024 at 6:30pm

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Join us for an evening with acclaimed freelance journalist and non-fiction author Tim Burrows where he’ll talk about his new book: The Invention of Essex: The Making of an English County.

Essex. A county both famous and infamous: the stuff of tabloid headlines and reality television, consumer culture and right-wing politicians. England’s dark id.

But beyond the sensationalist headlines lies a strange and secret place with a rich history: of smugglers and private islands, artists and radicals, myths and legends. It’s where the Peasants’ Revolt began and the Empire Windrush docked. And – from political movements like Brexit to cultural events like TOWIE – where Essex leads, the rest often follow.

Deeply researched and thoroughly engaging, The Invention of Essex shows that there is more to this fabled English county than meets the eye.

Tim Burrows specialises in writing long-form articles about culture, place, politics and people’s lives – all of which are captured in his second book, The Invention Of Essex