Lucy Mangan: Bookworm
July 4 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm£5.00
The Book Hive is thrilled to be announcing its Ayslham events for 2018, which this year are part of an exhibition at Blickling Estate. Trust New Art installation The Word Defiant! explores the importance of books through contemporary art, prompting debate about the threat posed to them and their place in a changing world. It marks a new chapter for the National Trust’s greatest book collection. See here for more.
For our second Aylsham event, join a much loved journalist, Guardian columnist, writer and TV presenter as she talks about her new book, a homage to her childhood reading…
When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one.
She was whisked away to Narnia – and Kirrin Island – and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She wandered the countryside with Milly-Molly-Mandy, and played by the tracks with the Railway Children. With Charlotte’s Web she discovered Death and with Judy Blume it was Boys. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library or to spend her pocket money on amassing her own at home.
In Bookworm, Lucy revisits her childhood reading with wit, love and gratitude. She relives our best-beloved books, their extraordinary creators, and looks at the thousand subtle ways they shape our lives. She also disinters a few forgotten treasures to inspire the next generation of bookworms and set them on their way.
Lucy brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life – prompting endless re-readings, rediscoveries, and, inevitably, fierce debate – and brilliantly uses them to tell her own story, that of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm…
Doors at 6:30pm for a 7.00pm start.
Buy online (on the ‘Events’ page) or give us a ring on 01603 219268.