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Tuesday 24 October 7.30pm:  the Russian Revolution, a century later

An evening with historian and writer John Symons talking about the three Russian revolutions ending with Lenin's seizure of power in October 1917. John is an expert in ferreting out the truth behind propaganda and drawing on personal memories of those who were themselves involved in historical events. He is the author of A Tear in the Curtain described as "full of insight" and "inspiring".

Tuesday 21 November 7.30pm: Keggie Carew: Dadland

Tom Carew was a war hero and an unconventional father with heaps of charm. When he began to lose his memory, his daughter set out to write this memoir, which went on to win the Costa Book Award for Biography and was Financial Times Book of the Year: "mixes intimate memoir, biography, history and detective story: this is a shape-shifting hybrid that meditates on the nature of time and identity… For all its vigour and comic zest, Dadland is a careful and tender discovery that patiently circles around a man who spent his time mythologizing and running away from himself" (Nicci Gerrard Observer)

Tickets for this event will be £15 to include a complimentary copy of the book.

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All events start at the shop and include refreshments. Tickets should be purchased in advance from Barnett’s as places are limited.  Join our mailing list to avoid disappointment!


Literary Lounge 2017