Dorset based indie bags 'Book of the Week'

Dorset based indie bags 'Book of the Week'

A monograph published by Dorset-based publisher Little Toller Books has scooped a coveted BBC Radio 4 "Book of the Week" slot this August.

On Silbury Hill by Adam Thorpe will be read by actor Philip French for five evenings, beginning on 18th August.

Little Toller Books, founded in 2008, is owned and run by husband and wife team Gracie Burnett and Adrian Cooper, and focuses on publishing nature writing, both reprinting old works and commissioning new titles.

Burnett said: "We were shocked when Radio 4 accepted the proposal from the production company, it's amazing news. Little Toller is run by the two of us from here in Dorset, and to suddenly have this kind of attention is brilliant. We've spent six years trying to build up the press and get reviews, which has started to happen, and this takes it to another level."

Thorpe's book, originally released in June 2014, centres around Silbury Hill in Wiltshire, a mysterious prehistoric mound that has fascinated artists and historians for centuries. Thorpe went to school near the hill, and reminiscences about its impact on his own life and relationship with landscape.