Lucy Mangan

Saturday 27th April 2019, 11:00am, Queen's Hall, Hexham

COGITO FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT - From the huge range of wonderful events at this year's Hexham Book Festival, we've picked out a selection that we're particularly looking forward to. We have also reviewed a number of the books associated with these events in our Recommendations pages.

We'll have our book filled stall at all of the events, but if you would like to get a head start on your festival reading, we've already got many of the authors' books in the bookshop. Copies of the full programme of events are available to pick up in Cogito, or alternatively look online at the Hexham Book Festival website


Lucy Mangan

Lucy is well known as columnist, author, features writer and TV critic. In 2009, a collection of her columns from the Guardian was published as a book entitled MY FAMILY AND OTHER DISASTERS. As a girl stories were everything, they opened up different worlds and cast new light on this one, whisked away to Narnia , Kirrin Island – and Wonderland, venturing down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. No wonder Lucy only left the house for her weekly trip to the library. In Bookworm, she brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life and disinters a few forgotten treasures poignantly, wittily using them to tell her own story, that of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm. This is a personal history and celebration of children’s literature and a must for all book lovers.

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