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‘Anyone who has a book collection and a garden wants for nothing’ Cicero Kazuo Ishiguro, Lindsay Mackie and Mark Williams discuss the unique pleasures second-hand bookshops and book collecting can offer. From the rarefied world of Antiquarian and the Modern First Editions and the minutiae of edition and issue points, to those who buy and collect whatever appeals, book collecting can be a pursuit to suit all budgets, tastes and proclivities!
Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. An internationally acclaimed, prizewinning novelist, he is a UEA graduate of Malcolm Bradbury’s Creative Writing course. The author of seven novels and one short story collection. The Remains of the Day won the 1989 Booker prize. His latest novel is The Buried Giant.
Lindsay Mackie has written for the Guardian and is a partner in The New Weather Cooperative think tank and a consultant with the New Economics Foundation. She is heavily involved in setting up literacy and extra curricular programmes for UK schools.
Lindsay set up the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Award for Young People in 2000 schools within four years. Also, she spearheaded 300 reading clubs with Education Extra and is a co-founder of the schools charity Filmclub.
Mark Williams is an actor well known for roles on the big and small screen. He played Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter film adaptations. As well as his roles as Father Brown and in the Fast Show, Mark more recently contributed his voice to Channel 4’s We are Going on a Bear Hunt.
This afternoon’s events are sponsored by Draycott Books
Tel: 01386 841392 @DraycottBooks