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March 2012 Guest Editor Alan Bradley on Evelyn Waugh...
Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and exquisitely beautiful Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian's magnificent family home, Charles welcomes the attentions of its eccentric, aristocratic inhabitants. But he also discovers a world which threatens to destroy his beloved Sebastian.
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Lovereading has teamed up with Gladstone’s Library's Hearth Micro-Festival taking place on 31st October and 1st November to offer two lucky aspiring writers the chance to attend the event’s workshops. Hearth offers book lovers the chance to meet, talk and create with four authors for a weekend of writing-related inspiration, including how to improve writing skills and get published.
The Prize is either a pair of tickets for the Saturday workshops including dinner or a pair of tickets for the Sunday workshops including lunch. Both prizes also include entry to the Saturday evening discussion at 8pm with all four of the Hearth speakers.
The micro-festival ‘Hearth’ is held at Gladstone's Library, Hawarden, in North Wales. The newest addition to the Gladstone's Library calendar and the younger sibling of the annual Gladfest summer literature festival, Hearth began in 2013 and is held in November and February every year. This autumn, Hearth will focus on Welsh writing, although all talks will be in English.
To have a chance of winning one of two pairs of tickets, click below to enter. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter. Multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once and the prize does not include transport or accommodation. The draw will close on Sunday 25th October 2015. The winners will be notified on Monday 26th October 2015 and given a choice of event to attend. Please note, if a winner has not responded within 48 hours we will offer the prize to a runner up. Good luck!
To book your tickets, please call 01244 532350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about the festival at www.gladstoneslibrary.org/events
Brideshead Revisited : The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder by Evelyn Waugh
'I knew Sebastian by sight long before I met him. That was unavoidable for, from his first week, he was the most conspicuous man of his year by reason of his beauty, which was arresting, and his eccentricities of behaviour, which seemed to know no bounds'. Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and exquisitely beautiful Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian's magnificent family home, Charles welcomes the attentions of its eccentric, aristocratic inhabitants. But he also discovers a world where duty and desire, faith and earthly happiness are in conflict; a world which threatens to destroy his beloved Sebastian. A scintillating depiction of the decadent, privileged aristocracy prior to the Second World War, Brideshead Revisited is widely regarded as Evelyn Waugh's finest work.
'A wildly entertaining, swooningly funny-sad story' Time
'The Oxford novel ... lush and evocative' The Times