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November 2019

Vic Marks – Original Spin

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November 7 @ 7:30 pm
£10/8

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Vic Marks is a former Somerset and England cricketer, who played in six Tests and 34 one-day internationals. He is the cricket correspondent of the Observer and the Guardian and has regularly appeared on the BBC’s Test Match Special for over three decades. In his new memoir of a life lived in cricket, Vic Marks returns to the heady days when Richards and Botham were young men yet to unleash their talents on the world stage while he and Roebuck…

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Katy Brand – I Carried A Watermelon

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November 8 @ 7:30 pm
£10/8

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Katy Brand is an award-winning writer, comedian and actor. Her award-winning ITV sketch show, Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show, which she devised, wrote and starred in, ran for three series and later became a nationwide live tour. Part memoir, part homage to the monster hit film Dirty Dancing, Katy’s new book I Carried a Watermelon explores how the classic film has influenced Brand’s own attitudes to sex, love, romance, rights and responsibilities. As part of Richmond Literature Festival

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Babita Sharma – The Corner Shop

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November 12 @ 7:30 pm
£7/5

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Part memoir, part social history, The Corner Shop, is a gentle, charming and at times poignant look at our nation of shopkeepers. Babita Sharma (now a BBC newsreader) uses her childhood, growing up above a corner shop in Reading with her immigrant family, to conjure that familiar world of news, tobacco and consumer essentials – and also to understand how the hackneyed image of Asians running corner shops came to dovetail with our ideas of British life. As part of Richmond Literature…

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Bettany Hughes – Venus and Aphrodite

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November 18 @ 7:30 pm
£12/10

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Venus and Aphrodite Through ancient art, evocative myth, exciting archaeological revelations and philosophical explorations Bettany Hughes shows why this immortal goddess endures through to the twenty-first century, and what her journey through time reveals about what matters to us as humans. Charting Venus's origins in powerful ancient deities, Bettany demonstrates that Venus is far more complex than first meets the eye. Beginning in Cyprus, the goddess's mythical birthplace, Bettany decodes Venus's relationship to the Greek goddess Aphrodite, and, in turn,…

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Kathy O’Shaughnessy – In Love with George Eliot

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November 19 @ 7:00 pm
£5

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great novelist George Eliot, Richmond Literature Festival presents: Kathy O'Shaughnessy – In Love with George Eliot Who was the real George Eliot? In Love with George Eliot is a glorious debut novel which tells the compelling story of England’s greatest woman novelist as you’ve never read it before. Marian Evans is a scandalous figure, living in sin with a married man, George Henry Lewes. She has shocked polite society, and women rarely…

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