Thursday 9th December 7.00 p.m.
THE WORLD OF LAMPEDUSA
Known only for his one great novel “Il Gattopardo” (The Leopard) about the Italian “Risorgimento”, in which his family played a major role, Lampedusa’s recently published correspondance opens the way to an understanding of this world aristocrat, his life, cultures and importance.
Entry £6/£4. Booking advisable. The Calder Bookshop in the Cut is not a huge space…
[The Leopard, everyone will know, was made into a Visconti film starring the incomparable Burt Lancaster, and was subject to Gilles Deleuze gazing into his crystal of time balls in Cinema 2 - JH].
Plus, the next week, on the wednesday:
Wednesday 15th December 7.00 p.m.
BOOK PRESENTATION: “WHEN HARRY MET SHEILA”: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SHEILA STEAFEL
When Harry Met Sheila is the story of highly acclaimed comedy actress, Sheila Steafel, her relationship with Steptoe and Son actor Harry H. Corbett and how a woman, who should have had the world at her feet, ultimately destroyed her marriage and promising career. Sheila’s autobiography is a brave and honest account by an actress who was once crowned “The Queen of Comedy”.