The Idea of Friendship – Gladstone, Tennyson and Hallam with Sarah Perry - SOLD OUT

1st November - 1st November 2017



Please note this event is now sold out.

6pm sharp

The friendships between Gladstone and Hallam, Hallam and Tennyson and, finally, Tennyson and Gladstone offer a fascinating and poignant portrait of the lasting importance of friendship, and of how it informs and shapes literature. Sarah Perry explores in our annual Gladstone Lecture...

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has a PhD in creative writing from Royal Holloway, and has been the Writer in Residence at Gladstone’s Library and the UNESCO World City of Literature Writer in Residence in Prague. Her first novel, After Me Comes the Flood, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Folio Prize, and won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. The Essex Serpent was chosen as Waterstones Book of the Year 2016, and has been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2017, and longlisted for the Bailey’s Prize 2017, the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2017, the Wellcome Book Prize 2017 and the New Angle Prize for Literature.

Tickets for this event are priced at £15. They are extremely limited and will sell out. To book, please call 01244 532350.

Please note this event will take place in the Temple of Peace (Gladstone's study) at Hawarden Castle. 

Guests should make their own way to the castle as there will be no transport from the Library. The entrance to the castle is not signposted, but can be found via an entrance gateway opposite to Moor Lane in Hawarden. There will be no access via the Farm Shop entrance further along the road.