"It is true, the spoken word enlightens both the spirit and the soul. Indeed, the HENDRICK’S Master Distiller can often be heard talking at length to her ‘two little sweeties’ – the delightful and peculiarly small copper pot stills from which the most unusual gin flows."
With Max Egremont
Tuesday the 24th May 2011
Doors at 6 pm, Show commences at 7 pm
Siegfried Loraine Sassoon was an English poet, author and soldier. He is best know for his poems about the First World War which not only describe the horrors of the trenches, but satirise the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon's view, were responsible for the pointless deaths of millions. Egremont's talk investigates the life and work of this great war poet placing particular emphasis on the suffocating gloominess of the poet's postwar life.
'Egremont's work outclasses his predecessors ...this is an outstanding and original biography'
- Max Hastings for The Daily Telegraph
Max Egremont was born in 1948 and studied Modern History at Oxford University. As well as four novels, he is the author of two biographical studies, The Cousins, which won the Yorkshire Post First Book Award, and Balfour: A Life of James Arthur Balfour. Max Egremont lives in West Sussex with his wife and four children.
Talks at 11 Mare Street - please click here to buy tickets