Time & Location
25 Mar 2023, 14:00 – 16:30
Seven Fables, 7 The High Street Dulverton Exmoor Somerset TA22 9HB
About the event
For our walk and talk in March we have selected...
by AUDREY MAGEE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022
He handed the easel to the boatman, reaching down the pier wall towards the sea...
Mr Lloyd has decided to travel to the island by boat without engine – the authentic experience.
Unbeknownst to him, Mr Masson will also soon be arriving for the summer. Both will strive to encapsulate the truth of this place – one in his paintings, the other by capturing its speech, the language he hopes to preserve.
But the people who live on this rock – three miles long and half-a-mile wide – have their own views on what is being recorded, what is being taken and what is given in return. Soft summer days pass, and the islanders are forced to question what they value and what they desire. As the autumn beckons, and the visitors head home, there will be a reckoning.
'Intelligent and provocative... what a relief it is to find a novel that treats the reader as a grown-up, that is fresh without chasing literary fashion, provocative but not shouty, and idiosyncratic but fully satisfying from the strange comedy of its opening pages to its decisive conclusion... The Colony contains multitudes - on families, on men and women, on rural communities - with much of it just visible on the surface, like the flicker of a smile or a shark in the water' - The Times
'Austere and stark... a story about language and identity, about art, oppression, freedom and colonialism. The Colony is a novel about big, important things' - Financial Times
‘Vivid and memorable’ - Sarah Moss
‘I utterly ADORED it' - Marian Keyes
We look forward to welcoming you as spring begins to arrive on Exmoor...
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL - Please see ticket options below
WELL BEHAVED DOGS ARE WELCOME ON THIS WALK
The Colony by Audrey Magee RRP £8.99
Published by Faber & Faber 2023
Number of pages - 384 198 x 129 x 23 mm
OPTION A - Walk Only
Walk Only - In the event of Seven Fables cancelling this event you will be entitled to a full refund. If you are unable to attend please inform us, refunds will only be issued if notified 7 days prior to the event.£7.00
OPTION B - Walk + Book
Walk + The Colony (RRP £8.99) - *Please note there is no refund available for this ticket option.£12.00
OPTION C - Walk + Book + P&P
Walk + The Colony (RRP £8.99) + Delivery within the UK - *Please note there is no refund available for this ticket option.£16.00