Centre for New Writing

Colonial Countryside

This project assembles authors, writers, historians and primary pupils to explore country houses’ Caribbean and East India Company connections. It commissions, resources and publishes new writing.

  • Over 100 primary children will visit 10 National Trust houses
  • Each child is crafting short personal essays and fiction, presenting it to live, print and digital audiences
  • Peepal Tree is commissioning 10 authors and 10 historians to write stories and historical commentaries about each participating house for an illustrated book about the topic

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