This Friday 14th December, from 7.40pm at the Friends Meeting House, Eastcott Hill, Swindon, Jill Sharp will be giving a talk and leading discussion at the Swindon Philosophical Society’s weekly meeting. Jill will be talking about her choice of Desert Island Books and inviting a broader discussion about the novel.  Jill was an Open University lecturer for many years and has an MA in English Studies from the Queen Mary University of London.

Jill says: Is the novel dead, as Will Self has asserted? Does it matter? Why do we read and why do readers disagree – often vehemently – about the same book? What’s the point of literary prizes and festivals?  I will introduce six books that have recently made a huge impression on me and open a debate about why reading matters.

If you wish to come along, please be there by 7.30pm. Cost is a contribution, usually £2.

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