David Lodge Literary Lunch in Ely

Wednesday 27th April 2011

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 1pm
  • Start time 1.45pm
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Join us for a special literary lunch and hear one of the finest living English novelists as he talks about his latest book, A Man of Parts.

Sequestered in his blitz-battered Regent’s Park house in 1944, the ailing Herbert George Wells, ‘H.G.’ to his family and friends, looks back on a life crowded with incident, books, and women. Has it been a success or a failure? Once he was the most famous writer in the world, ‘the man who invented tomorrow’; now he feels like yesterday’s man, deserted by readers and depressed by the collapse of his utopian dreams.

Unfolding this astonishing story, David Lodge depicts a man as contradictory as he was talented: a socialist who enjoyed his affluence, an acclaimed novelist who turned against the literary novel; a feminist womaniser, sensual yet incurably romantic, irresistible and exasperating by turns, but always vitally human.