Tristram Shandy with Frank Cottrell Boyce

Laurence Sterne in Coxwold. The screenwriter and children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce, who wrote the screenplay for A Cock and Bull Story (the 2005 film adaptation of Tristram Shandy), digresses around the little village of Coxwold in North Yorkshire with Henry. They discuss Laurence Sterne’s novel and veer off on various tangents as they meander from St Michael’s Church, where Sterne was perpetual curate, to Shandy Hall, where he wrote most of Tristram Shandy. They meet the curator, Patrick Wildgust, who guides them through the eccentric building.


Penguin Classics edition of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne




Frank Cottrell Boyce


A Cock and Bull Story, dir. Michael Winterbottom


Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce


Shandy Hall & The Laurence Sterne Trust


St Michael’s Church

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