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Enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake whilst meeting Helen Rebanks, author of “The Farmer’s Wife”

We’re delighted to welcome Helen Rebanks to Ripon to celebrate the publication of her wonderfully insightful memoire “The Farmer’s Wife – My Life in Days”. Helen’s story is one that is rarely told, despite being a tale we think we know. Weaving past and present, Helen shares the days that have shaped her as a farmer’s wife. This is the truth of those days: from steering the family through the Beast from the East and the local authority planning committee, to finding the quiet strength to keep going, when supper is yet to be started, another delivery man has assumed he needs to speak to the ‘man of the house’, and she would rather punch a cushion than plump it.

Helen will be talking to us about her life and her book, answering questions, and enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake!

This beautifully-illustrated memoir, which takes place across one day at the farm, offers a chance to think about where our food comes from and who puts it on the table. Helen’s recipes, lists and gentle wisdom helps us to get through our days, whatever they throw at us.

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