Illustrated by Ed Boxall
The Duke looks out from his castle, and everything he can see for miles and miles belongs to him. Everything, except one small strong house, with a small garden, two goats and a beehive. They belong to the old woman from Friuli. The Duke wants that house, but the old woman, she won’t sell. She’s from Friuli, where all the really stubborn people come from.
I loved this story.
… a clarion call to our daughters… Three cheers, I say!
BrockleyMax Art in The Park, Hilly Fields Park SE4 on 10th June 2017 at 2.30pm; (Old Woman From Friuli read by Katy Darby) video
Further readings are at
Manor House Library Old Road SE13 5SY 8th September 6.30pm as part of #Arachne5 5th anniverary celebrations free but book here
Shoreham Word Fest 14th October 2017 11am in the library The Old Woman From Friuli read by Tash Fairbanks free but BOOK here