Tim Pears

Next Wednesday (April 25th) we welcome Tim Pears to mostly books, an event I've been looking forward to for some time. I won't bang on about how good his novels are (you can learn more here). Suffice to say that this critically-acclaimed author is (IMHO) one of our finest novelists in terms of characterisation, and the way he relentlessly, uncomfortably nails down in prose the essence of 'the way we live now' in all its paradoxical glories and shamefulness. So that's my colours nailed to the mast... His latest book, Blenheim Orchard, is no exception, and set in Oxford where he now lives. The main part of his talk will be why, after living in Oxford for almost 30 years, this is the first novel he's set there. As usual, we extend our invitation to anyone reading our blog. The evening should be a special one indeed, with a chance to get up close and personal with the author over a glass (or two) of wine...

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