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Talks // Coming up // FBF: Louis de Bernières in Conversation
16 October
Monday
7:00pm

FBF: Louis de Bernières in Conversation

The celebrated author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin launches Falmouth Book festival 2023 with a conversation about his new Cornish-based novel. 

Louis de Bernières’s latest book, Light over Liskeard, tells the story of Q, a quantum cryptographer who works for the government in a job that has led him to believe a crisis is imminent for civilisation.  Looking for somewhere to ride out what lays ahead, he buys a ruined farmhouse in Cornwall and begins to build his own self-sufficient haven. Before long, he meets the eccentric characters who live on the moors nearby - including the park ranger in charge of the reintroduced lynxes and aurochs that roam the area; a holy man waiting for the second coming on top of a nearby hill; an Arthurian knight on horseback and the amorous ghost of an Edwardian woman who haunts the farmhouse.

In this entertaining and heart-warming novel Louis de Bernières pokes fun at modern mores, and makes us reconsider what is really precious in our short and precarious lives.

"Louis de Bernieres is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh... he has only to look into his world, one senses, for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and taste" Evening Standard

FBF: Louis de Bernières in Conversation 
 
Monday 16th October 7:00pm

Tickets: £8/£5

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold

 

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