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Emma Smith

For the Love of Books

Venue: Temple Church

17 September 2022 12:00 pm

What is it about books that drives such passion in us? And what is the history behind them? The writer and University of Oxford Shakespeare professor, Emma Smith, unfurls the exciting and iconoclastic story of the book in human hands, exploring when, why and how it acquired its particular hold over us, and hails the rise of the mass-market paperback, dismantles some myths, reveals strange ways our reading habits have developed and proposes new definitions of a ‘classic’. A must event for anyone who ever loved a book. Talking to Clare Clark Event supported by Michael and Valerie Jackaman

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student/concessions: £10.00


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