Flatpack Democracy has certainly introduced me to some unexpected, often slightly surreal, situations in the last few years – who’d have predicted the book would lead to interviews yesterday with the South Korean documentary crew who have been in Frome for a week?
They follow others from Denmark and Belgium. A significant number of people have come to Frome to live, having read the book (or maybe they liked the cover?). On Monday I was in London talking to Swedish politicians (in a Hilton hotel basement) and am invited to the Scottish parliament soon to meet ministers. There are at least two PhDs and innumerable other studies drawing heavily on the methodologies Independents for Frome evolved and that the book described…. what started as a short story book with a good title has morphed into a Movement.