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Manchester Museum Bookclub – August and September books

August 20, 2013

Manchester Museum Bookclub

Tuesday 27 August, 5.30-6.30pm

Buy a glass of wine or cup of coffee, meet people and discuss books inspired by the Museum’s new Nature’s Library gallery and brought to life by Museum objects.

Come and join us in the Museum Café – our book this month is Remarkable Creatures by Tracey Chevalier bringing to life the museum’s vast collection of fossils through the story of 19th century amateur scientists Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot.

Don’t worry if you’ve not read the book as there will be an opportunity to see some of the Museum’s fossils and there will be a synopsis of the story.

Drop-in, free.

September’s book is Shackleton’s Man Goes South by Tony White.

For the free e-book

Corresponding to this Book Club:

Tues 15 Oct: Shackleton’s Man Goes South

Tony White in conversation with Gregory Norminton. A Science Museum Project, as part of the Manchester Literature Festival.

Acclaimed author Tony White was commissioned by the Science Museum to write a new work of fiction exploring the potential political, social and cultural impacts of climate change. The resulting novel, Shackleton’s Man Goes South, was inspired by a little known science fiction story written in 1911 by polar explorer and meteorologist George Clarke Simpson, and tells the story of Emily and Jenny, refugees who are fleeing to the safety of a post-melt Antarctica. Tony’s previous publications include the novel Foxy-T and non-fiction work Another Fool in the Balkans. He will discuss his bold and gripping new novel-cum-manifesto with Gregory Norminton, author and editor of Beacons: stories for our not so distant future.

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