Tag: Spring Literary Festival

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Marlon James at the 2019 Spring Literary Festival

Before last week, the most I had heard about Marlon James was praise for his 2014 novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, which won the Man Booker Prize and seemed to me like one of those books that I would always plan but ultimately fail to read. However, after seeing the author read from…

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Upcoming: Gina Miller at the 2019 Spring Literary Festival

It’s unlikely you’ve heard of Gina Miller because of her work in investment management or philanthropy. Most people probably know her as the lead claimant in the historic case against the Prime Minister to give Parliament a say on the triggering of Article 50. It didn’t matter MPs would likely accept the need to trigger…

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Tessa Hadley at the Spring Literary Festival

Having never Read Tessa Hadley before, my impression of her before the talk was limited mostly to the criticisms of her latest book, Late in the Day, as being an example of the infamous Hampstead novel: poshos doing posho things, in a consequence-free world of pretention and jars of lentils. From the extracts Hadley read…

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Upcoming: Tessa Hadley at the Spring Literary Festival

Wednesday 20th February will see The Literary Festival entertaining Tessa Hadley, whose latest novel, Late in the Day, which tells the story of four friends in their fifties, and the turn their lives take after one of them dies after a sudden heart attack. It invokes a discussion of ageing, love, and a longing for…

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