image for Literary Event item typeMargaret Drabble: The Dark Flood Rises at Queen Charlotte Hall

Literary Event, Tue 15 Nov 2016


Richmond Adult Community College,

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The Dark Flood Rises sees Margaret Drabble at her incisive best as she explores the end of life with
her trademark humour, calmness and wisdom. Capturing the slowing-down of a brilliantly realised
cast of characters and daily lives, the questions of what constitutes a good death and how we understand it if we have lived well, preoccupy this dark and glittering novel. With characteristic wit and caustic prose via some festive red merlot, The Dark Flood Rises dazzles and enthrals, entertains and asks existential questions in equal measure.

Dame Margaret Drabble is the author of eighteen novels including A Summer Bird-Cage, The Millstone, The Peppered Moth, The Red Queen, and most recently, the highly acclaimed The Pure Gold Baby. She has also written biographies, screenplays and was the editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature. She was appointed CBE in 1980 and made DBE in the 2008 Honours list. She was also awarded the 2011 Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime’s Distinguished Service to Literature.

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Dates Times
Tue 15 Nov 2016 19:00





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Map reference: TQ 179752  Lat: 51.46404 Long: -0.30292

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station