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Books to look out for in 2018

Books to look out for in 2018

A Long Way from Home

Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive.
A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey’s late style masterpiece; a thrilling high speed story that starts in one way, then takes you to another place altogether. Set in the 1950s in the embers of the British Empire, painting a picture of Queen and subject, black, white and those in-between, this brilliantly vivid novel illustrates how the possession of an ancient culture spirals through history – and the love made and hurt caused along the way.

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Thomas More’s Utopia and Evil May Day

“[how can anyone] be silly enough to think himself better than other people, because his clothes are made of finer woolen thread than theirs. After all, those fine clothes were once worn by a sheep, and they never turned it into anything better than a sheep.”
―  Thomas More, Utopia.  

Thomas More’s Utopia and Evil May Day

Wednesday 16 May

12.30 – 1.30pm

Barbican Library  

 Amidst spring celebrations, May Day also has long associations with workers, protest, demonstration and rioting.

And St Paul’s Cathedral was right at the heart of one of the earliest of these occasions, now known as the Evil May Day Riots of 1517….

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Artizan Street Library Discuss Human Acts by Han Kang

Artizan  St.Reading group Discuss Han Kangs’ Human Acts

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