7-15 October 2017

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Jo Baker and Sarah Bakewell: Paris in the Thirties

1933, Paris. Three friends are drinking apricot cocktails and talking about freedom and existence. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron. Sarah Bakewell’s At the Existentialist Café is their story and that of modern existentialism.

1939, Paris. A young writer smokes one last cigarette before the city is torn apart. Soon, he will endanger his life. In A Country Road, Jo Baker reimagines the tale of Samuel Beckett’s Resistance years.

Sarah Bakewell is the author of the prize-winning How to Live: A Life of Montaigne. Jo Baker is the author of the bestselling Longbourne.

Chaired by Caroline Beck

Saturday 8 October,
3pm-4pm

Palace Green Library

£8/£6

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Saturday 8 October,
3pm-4pm

Palace Green Library

£8/£6

This event has passed