Cityread London is a campaign working closely with libraries to spread a love of books and reading to the widest possible audience throughout our capital.
This year, Cityread have chosen Sebastian Faulk’s novel A Week in December (recently reviewed by our Editor – Steven O’Brien on the TLM Book Club), which follows the lives of seven main characters across seven days in London amidst the financial crash of 2007. The book explores themes including terrorism, reality TV and drug addiction. These themes in the novel are the starting point for Cityread’s events taking place during the April month. They want as many people, from the most far-reaching and unexpected corners to engage with literature: united by one book.
Bringing stories to life, Cityread has organised guided walks through the city such as the financial area – St Paul’s, The Bank of England, Millennium Bridge and the Stock Exchange, which can be booked in advance on the Cityread website: http://www.cityreadlondon.org.uk/calendar.html
There are events taking place in most Boroughs, so be sure to take a look what’s happening in your area. Learn about the London Underground or join the Open Reading Group.
Sebastian Faulks will be in conversation tonight at The British Library as part of Cityread, but the tickets have now all been sold out.
by Heather Wells, Production Manager