Citing his broadcasting hero Allister Cooke’s Letter From America as inspiration, Graham has sought to elucidate and contrast the people, places and events in and around his new home on the Welsh border with those of his native Black Country.
The result is a pot-pourri of acute observations including, but extending well beyond, Graham’s already-established specialties of inland waterways and crystal glass into an eclectic range of areas that also include geology, crime fiction, ley-lines, industrial archeology, ecology and climate change, sport, language, the Norman Conquest, World War II heroes and much more.
Tales From The Barn (TFTB) is available now via the usual outlets and the internet at a UK price of £15.00. Locally it is available throughout the Glass Quarter (Stourbridge), Richard Booth's Bookshop (Hay) and Carrot and Wine Stores (Whitney).
Alternately, it can be obtained direct from the author (+ £2.50 p&p) via the contact below and can be signed on request at no extra cost. (Please indicate if, and to whom, you would like it signed.) Bulk and trade discounts are available.
For more information on TFTB see Books.
To purchase direct click the gold button below. A contribution from direct sales will be made to the British Glass Foundation of which Graham is a Trustee (see Links).
Graham Fisher says: ‘In helping articulate the nuances of two regions and its peoples close to my heart I have been greatly impressed by the striking correlations between my beloved Black Country and my adopted home.
Dr Malcolm Dick OBE, School of History and Cultures at the University of Birmingham who wrote the Foreword says: ‘TFTB explores and illuminates the past and the present of the region of his birth and the Herefordshire-Powys border where Graham now lives. It is one of Graham’s most engaging and wide-ranging books.
Mary Spence MBE (Sparrow Publishing) says: ‘Graham has a scholarly but informal style in which he writes like he speaks. Possibly his best work to date.’
Welcome to the website of Graham Fisher MBE, proprietor of G. Fisher Enterprises. That's him over yonder, during a recent stay at the fantasy village of Portmeirion in north Wales. He's a big fan of the late Patrick McGoohan's cult TV series The Prisoner, which was originally filmed here in the 1960s. Rumours that McGoohan's chiselled good looks and rakish charm were modelled on GF are, as yet, unsubstantiated. Be seeing you!
Graham is a noted specialist in the inland waterways of the UK with an interest in the industries they served, particularly Stourbridge Glass, and is a writer, broadcaster and presenter who has over the years carved his own unique niche as an observer of the unusual and the arcane.
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posted 9.12.19. If you are already tired of those same old Christmas songs being rolled out yet again then The Carol and Noel Antidote to Christmas Show is the one for you. One hour of music by artists named Carol or Noel or songs featuring the same names but not one of them having anything whatsoever to do with Christmas. Tune in 9pm Thursday 12th December only on 102.5FM, or 'listen live' at www.blackcountryradio.co.uk - or if you can't make either, then use the 'listen again' facility for up to 7 days. You know it makes sense.
posted 27.11.19. And more Tales From The Barn. Update on light pollution. (see Blog).
posted 26.11.19. Flat or round. Is the earth flat or round, or even a globe where we all live on the inside? Remarkable news from the USA. You decide. (see Podcasts; IMO, episode 6).
. posted 8.11.19. More on Tales From The Barn. Some fascinating unsolicited feedback on the eponymous and most recent book. (see Blog).
posted 1.11.19. A lovely man. Join Sergeant barges round Britain. (see Blog).
posted 31.10.19. Crime and statistics. (see Podcasts,; IMO, episode 5).
posted 26.9.19. Major update to this website. Several categories substantively enhanced, upgraded or removed, plus introduction of new Podcasts section. (see throughout site).
posted 31.8.19. New book launched at major festival. (see feature above, also Books and Blog).
posted 23.7.19. BCR Podcasts. Black Country Radio incorporate Tales from the Barn and op-Ed In my opinion into their new podcasts at www.blackcountryradio.co.uk (see TFTB and Podcasts).
posted 27.4.19. Women and GIS. Mary Spence MBE features in a prestigious new book highlighting the achievements of similarly remarkable females who have made their mark in the international world of Geographical Information Systems. (see Sparrow).