Interesting and diverse authors will be celebrated at Swindon’s Central Library this spring.
The Regent Circus library will be hosting a talk by Lynda Warren on Wednesday, 26 February entitled ‘The Mystery of Agatha Christie’.
The presentation will explore the life of the Queen of Crime, her writing style and the development of some of her most famous characters, including Poirot and Miss Marple.
The talk starts at 7.15pm and tickets are on sale now.
Then on Thursday, 6 March, Ron Bateman will discuss Orwell: Spain and the Road to 1984’.
Ron, who is a founding member of The Orwell Society will be discussing the world events that influenced George Orwell to write his classic novel ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and suggest reasons why the author felt compelled to warn us of a possible post-totalitarian nightmare.
Tickets are on sale now with the talk starting at 7pm.
Both events will take place in the 2nd Floor Reading Room at the Central Library and tickets for both events can be bought from all Council libraries and are priced at £1.50 for library members and £2.50 for non-members.
Further details of the Central Library’s Learning about Authors series will be available soon, including talks about Indian writer Raindranath Tagore (April 26) and Jane Austen (October).
For further information, contact Colin Curtis (Central Library Events Officer), on 01793 463782.