The Archers in Fact and Fiction published

the-archers-coverIf you have ever wondered about the ethical implications of Dr Richard Locke’s affair with Shula Hebden Lloyd, or whether the ergonomic design of tractor seats could have prevented Tony Archer from getting a bad back, then this book is for you. Leading academics from across the United Kingdom use storylines from BBC Radio 4’s The Archers to examine life in rural Borsetshire, bringing their academic research to new audiences. Is Lynda Snell a middleclass warrior? Can Rob Titchener be compared to Iago? The irreverent but thought-provoking contributions will have you laughing and thinking.

Available for purchase here.

Cara Courage is an urban arts and placemaking researcher and practitioner.

Nicola Headlam is a Knowledge Exchange Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Peter Matthews is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Stirling.

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