Jane Rusbridge Author of The Devils Music and Rook

ROOK : One of the BBC’s ‘Books That Made Britain’

I’m thrilled that ROOK is one of BBC 1’s #BooksThatMadeBritain, a series of regional documentaries which are part of their #LoveToRead campaign.

I’ll be on BBC One, 15.45pm on Sunday 16th October along with Kate Mosse, talking about the myths, mysteries and Sussex landscapes which inspired the book.

Bosham church



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Filming took place in Bosham and on the sand dunes at East Head, so mud will be mentioned, and the shifting sand dunes of West Wittering beach.


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Anchor BleuLook out for the famous ice cream van, a glimpse of The Anchor Bleu and the beautiful ancient church at Bosham.

Inside the church is a memorial stone dedicated to the memory of a daughter of King Canute who, as tradition has it, drowned in the millstream.

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Diagram taken from the pamphlet ‘Is Harold II buried at Bosham Church’ written by John Pollock

But who is buried in the other grave, in a stone coffin  beneath the chancel arch?




You’ll be able to watch the programme, and others in the series, here.




Posted in Events, News, Uncategorized | Written By 8 October 2016