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Patrick Wildgust – The Beauties of Sterne

Tuesday 2nd May, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Queen’s Hall

An illustrated talk by the curator of Shandy Hall in North Yorkshire, the  home of the eighteenth century writer Laurence Sterne and the man credited with inventing the modern novel – Tristram Shandy. Wildgust will examine Laurence Sterne’s influence on what constitutes a ‘book’ and consider why Italo Calvino referred to Tristram Shandy as the ‘undoubted progenitor of all avant-garde novels of our century’ – with contemporary examples from the collection at Shandy Hall.

Illustrated talk.

Due to high demand the venue has changed to the Theatre, Queen’s Hall.

Sponsored by Nicholson Portnell Solicitors.

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£8/£6 (Joint ticket event: with Hunter Davies for £14/£10)

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Queen’s Hall
Beaumont St
HEXHAM
NE46 3LS
01434 652477

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