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Lose yourself in the Labyrinth with the award-winning writer, Cornelia Funk...

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Then open the paragraph with Pan’s Labyrinth, the 2006 Oscar winning film is reimagined as a novel for the first time. Join us for an evening with Cornelia Funke, the award winning author of Inkheart. Cornelia will be discussing turning Pan's Labyrinth, her favorite film, into a novel at the request of world-renowned director Guillermo del Toro, and the place of fairy tale and myth in times of political turmoil.

Beautiful haunting, visceral, gutsy, Pan’s Labyrinth, now a novel for the first time, is a vastly inventive, grown-up modern fairy-tale, pulsing with the power of stories to shape lives, hearts and minds.

Ofelia has been sent to stay with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. For him, the dark and eerie forest in which they live is a cage, serving only to hide resistance fighters in the drawn-out and bloody civil war – those he has made it his aim to destroy.

But with her mother bedridden, Ofelia is left unchecked and becomes enchanted by their magical home. Obsessed with fairy-tales, she is drawn deeper and deeper into a mythical world which is both cruel and kind, benign and deadly. For Ofelia, too, must endure violence if she is to complete the tasks that will win her place at the centre of the labyrinth: the palace of the Faun…

Cornelia Funke is an award-winning author whose books have been translated from German into 35 different languages. They include Inkheart, Inkspell, Inkdeath, The Thief Lord, Dragonrider and the Reckless series. A film adaptation of The Thief Lord came out in 2006 and the Hollywood production of Inkheart was released in 2008. Cornelia lives in Malibu, California.

Cornelia says: 'For many years there was one movie poster on the wall of my Writing House. EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO has been my favorite movie since I first watched it. It demonstrates with breathtaking intensity what I believe to be true: that fantasy is the sharpest tool to describe and unveil all the miracles and the terrors of our reality. It is both political and timeless, a rare achievement in storytelling.'

Tickets for this event are £3, and the cost of your ticket can be redeemed against a copy of the book bought at the event.
Cornelia will be signing books at this event.

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