Barnett's Literary Lounge is an opportunity to meet leading authors and to hear them discuss their work in an intimate but relaxed setting over a glass of wine and refreshments.
Attendance is by ticket only - available in advance from the bookshop.
Note: all events start at the bookshop for informal chat before moving on to the venue
Literary Lounge Events 2020
Sadly, due to Covid-19 restrictions we have had to cancel our April Literary Lounge with Guinevere Glasfurd. We hope she will be able to join us in better times. In the meantime, why not read her inventive and enjoyable new novel A Year Without Summer.
1815 – and on Sumbawa Island, Mount Tambora erupts. A cataclysmic eruption, it will go down in history as larger than Krakatoa ... as the dust cloud tracks north, shrouding the sun, the seasons on which so much depends, will fail.
1816 – Britain is racked with riots and revolutionary protest. Snow falls in August. Weeks of incessant rain seem to foretell the end of times.
The Year Without Summer tells the story of a fateful year when temperatures fell and the summer failed to arrive. It is a story of the books written, the art made; of the journeys taken, of the love longed for and the lives lost. Six separate lives, connected only by an event many thousands of miles away. Few had heard of Tambora – but none could escape its effects...