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Sat, 01 Oct


The HopBarn

Newark Book Festival With John McGregor

Join us at the HopBarn in Southwell for a fantastic talk and reading by author Jon McGregor an award-winning author and short story writer. At this event, Jon will be talking about his latest novel, Lean, Stand, Fall.

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Newark Book Festival With John McGregor
Newark Book Festival With John McGregor

Time & Location

01 Oct 2022, 19.00

The HopBarn, Hopyard Farm, Hockerwood Lane, 0PZ, Upton Rd, Southwell NG25 0PZ, UK

About the event

When an Antarctic research expedition goes wrong, the consequences are far-reaching – for the men involved and for their families back home. Robert “Doc” Wright, a veteran of Antarctic field work, holds the clues to what happened, but he is no longer able to communicate them. While Anna, his wife, navigates the sharp contours of her new life as a carer, Robert is forced to learn a whole new way to be in the world. Jon McGregor returns with a stunning novel that mesmerisingly and tenderly unpicks the notion of heroism and explores the indomitable human impulse to tell our stories – even when words fail us.  A meditation on the line between sacrifice and selfishness this is a story of the undervalued, unrecognised courage it can take just to get through the day

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