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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine: Hope Conquers Fear
Mon 21 November 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
Liverpool Launch Event: Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine: "Hope Conquers Fear" 6pm-7pm
followed by book signing and drinks reception, 7pm-8pm
Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children’s books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine, and the terrible tragedies that affected him and his family. Dahl always said that if he wasn’t a writer, he would have liked to be a doctor. In this unique combination of popular science, biography and memoir, Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after Dahl towards the end of his life, and has just published his adult book Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine, will examine Dahl’s life and literature from a new perspective, considering how hope overcame fear.
Professor Sally Sheard (Professor of the History of Medicine) and Dr Esme Miskimmin (lecturer on Children's Literature) will then lead the audience discussion before a drinks reception and book signing.
At the reception there will also be information from the charities that are benefiting from the author royalties of the book:-
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets come to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.
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