Great news for booklovers who aren't wedded to home for the start of the new academic year in September. A booklovers' holiday has been announced for the week of 3-10 September 2010. Taking place in an old baronial hall in the countryside near Girona, northern Spain, the fully-catered week will feature daily book discussions with special guests Ann Cleeves, Clare Dudman, Charles Lambert and Adam Nevill. It sounds like a wonderful week for those lucky enough to have the time and money to attend.
Books to be discussed:
More details of this and other special interest holidays by 7day wonder can be found at the company's website.
"Thomas Cromwell has been described as Alastair Campbell with an axe – and that is what makes this novel so intriguing: it is about the man who makes other men; whose machinations control the balance of power and who is adept at the backstage manoeuvres of a chief press officer. " Thomas Cromwell is the main character in Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantell's Booker-prizewinning novel, which is Book of the Month at Bookgroup.info this month. The site has an interview with the author , and there is a competition in which you can win one of ten copies of the book. I have not read the book yet, but Prof Petrona, who usually reads historical fact not fiction, is nearing the end and thinks it is brilliant.