Louis de Bernieres in conversation
Monday 16th October, 7pm, The Poly Tickets: £8 and £5
Join Louis de Bernières as he talks about his new Cornish-based novel, Light over Liskeard
Q works as a quantum cryptographer for the government, a job that has led him to believe a crisis is imminent for civilisation. Looking for somewhere to ride out what's ahead he buys a ruined farmhouse in Cornwall and begins to build his own self-sufficient haven. Over the course of this quest 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.
What they say:
'De Bernieres is a singular, cherishable voice.' Mail on Sunday
'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
About Louis de Bernières:
Louis de Bernières is the bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book in 1995. His most recent books areThe Dust That Falls From Dreams, So Much Life Left Over and The Autumn of the Ace, the short story collection Labels, the children's book Station Jim and the poetry collection The Cat in the Treble Clef.