John Sutherland at the Taunton Literary Festival 2014

Taunton Literary Festival 2014
7-29 November

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John Sutherland at the Taunton Literary Festival 2014

John Sutherland is an Emeritus Professor of English Literature at University College London, newspaper columnist who writes regularly in The Guardian newspaper and author with eighteen published books.

John will be talking about his latest work How to be Well Read at Brendon Books at 6.00 pm Wednesday 26 November.

‘As the annual flood of published novels grows ever greater, it’s a hard a job to keep up, let alone sort the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately, literary sleuth and academic John Sutherland is on hand to do precisely that.

In the course of over 500 wittily informative pieces he gives us his own very personal take on the most rewarding, most remarkable and, on occasion, most shamelessly enjoyable works of fiction ever written – the perfect reading list for the would-be literary expert.

His taste is impressively eclectic. An appreciation of Apuleius’ The Golden Ass – arguably the first-ever novel – is followed by a consideration of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger. The Handmaid’s Tale is followed by Hangover Square, Jane Eyre by Jaws’

Support Taunton Literary Festival and book your tickets or find out more at www.tauntonliteraryfestival.net.

To purchase tickets: Visit Brendon Books, Bath Place, Taunton TA1 4ER.
Tel. 01823 337742 email: brendonbooks@gmail.com or click on links above to order online
(Please note there is a £1.00 charge for posting out tickets)

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