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My Life in Books
Thursday 17 September 2015
7.30pm | St Peter’s Church | Tickets £12
Box office: tel 01395 445275
From Jane Eyre to Brideshead Revisited: from Crime and Punishment to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: Hilary Mantel traces her evolution as reader and writer, discussing the authors who gave her courage, those she holds in awe, and those who make her laugh. As a child she saw reading not as an escape but as the key to experience; she explores how the stories she encountered still shape her imagination today and influence her practice as a writer.
Hilary Mantel is one of Britain’s most accomplished and garlanded writers. She’s also one of our most treasured storytellers. Her many brilliant books include Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies, Beyond Black, A Place of Greater Safety, Fludd, the memoir Giving Up the Ghost and the short story collection The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.
Hilary will be in conversation with author and Observer writer Rachel Cooke.