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The Melody: Music and the Myths We Create
Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

The Melody: Music and the Myths We Create

Twice Booker-shortlisted Jim Crace joins us to discuss his latest novel The Melody, an ecological fable for our times. The book follows recently widowed musician Albert Busi, whose chance encounter with a strange creature has repercussions for his town that spiral quickly out of his, and everybody’s, control.

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Happiness: Finding Hope in a Big City
Aug
19
6:30 PM18:30

Happiness: Finding Hope in a Big City

Author Aminatta Forna, author of the Orange Prize-shortlisted The Memory of Love returns with her new novel Happiness, in which Attila and Jean, two strangers to London - and each other - share a chance encounter. Aminatta joins us to discuss this beautiful story of connection, past grief and the undercurrents of a big city.

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Elmet: Wild Country, Wilder Humans
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Elmet: Wild Country, Wilder Humans

Described as the ‘wild card’ on last year’s Man Booker shortlist, Elmet is a stunning work of fiction by debut author Fiona Mozley. Daniel lives with his sister Kathy, and Daddy, whose desire for a simple, peaceful life is denied to him by men with power. A gothic novel of place, violence and family.

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Ghost Wall: Back to the Dark Ages
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Ghost Wall: Back to the Dark Ages

Sarah Moss has garnered a reputation for writing about place, family and what makes us who we are. In her new novel, Ghost Wall, teenager Sylvie goes along with her father’s hobby: acting out Iron Age life at an experimental archaeology camp. In a literary blending of old and new, Sylvie unearths an age-old narrative of male power and female solidarity.

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Owl Sense: Messenger or Predator, Wisdom or Omen?
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Owl Sense: Messenger or Predator, Wisdom or Omen?

Owl Sense is a book about the wild in nature and in the unpredictable course of our human lives. In her watching and deep listening to all thirteen species of European owls, and in the ways her family changes whilst she does so, Miriam Darlington cleaves myth from reality and brings the strangeness and magnificence of these creatures to life.

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