I am a big fan of Lutyens and Rubenstein bookshop on Kensington Park Road because they are behind the fantastic 5×15 events. But the bookstore has in-store events that are well worth attending. Here are a couple of June Events:
Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 6.30 for 7pm
ADAM PHILLIPS talks about his new book Missing Out with GILES FRASER
Psychoanalyst and critic Adam Phillips introduces his latest book Missing Out, in which he demonstrates that there is much to be said for the unlived life.
Drawing deeply on the works of Shakespeare and of Freud, amongst other writers and thinkers, Phillips suggests that in missing out on one experience we always open ourselves to the potential of another, and that in depriving ourselves of the frustration of not getting what we think we want, we would be depriving ourselves of the possibilities of satisfaction.
Dr Giles Fraser resigned as canon chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral over the eviction of Occupy London. He is now priest-in-charge at St Mary’s Newington in south London and writes the column Loose Canon for The Guardian
Thursday, June 21st 2012, 6.30 for 7pm
KATE SUMMERSCALE discusses Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace with INDIA KNIGHT
Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace is a compelling story of romance and fidelity, insanity, fantasy, and the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality, from the author of the bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (2008).
Kate Summerscale was awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, and also wrote The Queen of Whale Cay (1997), which won a Somerset Maugham award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread biography award. She has also judged various literary competitions including the Booker Prize.
“She has turned a sepia photograph, curling and tattered, into a film that runs through the mind in glorious and unimpeachable Technicolor.” – The Guardian
India Knight is a hugely popular columnist for The Sunday Times and the author of several books, including Comfort and Joy and My Life on a Plate.